It was another win for the horror genre this weekend as Universal’s Happy Death Day claimed the top spot at the box office from sci-fi sequel Blade Runner 2049.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Happy Death Day took in $26.5 million over the weekend against a microbudget of $5 million. This is another huge success for Universal and production company Blumhouse, who also released box office hits Get Out and Split this year.
Blade Runner 2049 dropped 54 percent to take second place with $15.1 million this weekend. The movie currently has grossed $60.6 million domestically against a $150 million budget, meaning Blade Runner 2049 has a long way to go before it sees a profit.
The Foreigner, starring Jackie Chan, placed third with $12.8 million. This film is a huge success, having already grossed $88 million worldwide against a $35 million budget without even opening in China yet. The US-Chinese co-production is all about a former military operative who comes out of retirement whose teenage daughter is killed in a terrorist attack. Chan, who plays the operative, must figure out who is behind the killing.
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women opened to an underwhelming $737,000 in limited release. The film, which tells the story of the man who created Wonder Woman, only grossed an average of $600 per screen. We’ll expect more from Wonder Woman’s next outing in Justice League.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
5 Things That ‘Justice League’ Needs To Deliver On
Over the last few years, Warner Bros. and DC have surprised and entertained audiences with their big screen adaptations of their iconic heroes, starting with Man of Steel in 2013. They have set a path for these films, which has led to something big on the horizon. Justice League is set to hit theaters this November and it’s going to be massive. This is the culmination of all the DC Extended Universe films coming together for the first time and there is a lot riding on this project.
Justice League is going to be a thrilling event for sure and there are many things that need to be done right so that both comic fans and general audiences can equally enjoy and embrace this film. There are several things that Warner Bros. and DC have to deliver on when this film is released and it’s a perfect time to discuss which of these elements need to be shown the most.
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