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BOX OFFICE REPORT: BIG DROP FOR BLACK ADAM ON HALLOWEEN WEEKEND

Black Adam drops 59% in second weekend; Ticket to Paradise doing well overseas; New horror Prey for the Devil attempts to compete with Smile.
Written by Elliot Lines / October 31, 2022

Halloween weekend is never rife with new releases, and this one proved exactly why. In only it's second weekend at the box office the big DC superhero release Black Adam made another $27,700,333, a large drop of 58.7% from its previous weekend. Even with the drop in sales the Dwayne Johnson led superhero flik still managed to surpass the $100 million mark taking its total domestic takings to $111,139,000, add that to its International box office of $139 million,


It is not uncommon for these big superhero movies to drop off in their second weekend, and is in fact normally the case, due to buzz on release and high box office weekend openings. But you've got to think Warner Brothers will be hoping to seek out a little more now the holiday weekend is over.


Following behind was Ticket to Paradise starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney. In its second weekend this romantic comedy held its own making an additional $10,000,430 (-39.4%). Due to the later US release date the majority of the box office comes from overseas, with the movie taking in approximately $119 million worldwide.


The only new film to hit the top 10 this week was the Lionsgate horror, Prey for the Devil. With horror this year outperforming, with the likes of Smile especially now clocking in at $92,387,000 domestically, it was going to be difficult to compete. But this latest horror release managed to make $7,025,000 in an average opening weekend for this genre.

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