Entertainment News'Civil War' Shatters A24 Records with Opening Weekend Gross of $25 Million

‘Civil War’ Shatters A24 Records with Opening Weekend Gross of $25 Million

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Key Takeaways:
• Alex Garland's ‘ War' outperformed in its opening weekend with a gross of $25.7 million.
• ‘Civil War' A24's previous record for the best opening weekend, nearly doubling the opening gross of ‘Hereditary.'
• Even though ‘Godzilla x Kong: The New ' experienced a 50% drop in its second week, it still promises to surpass $200 million in domestic box office sales.
• Scrolls below expectation, ‘The First Omen' and ‘Monkey Man' fell behind while ‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire,' ‘ 4' and ‘Dune: Part Two' thrived.
• Next weekend predictions argue for a close race between 's ‘The League of Ungentlemanly Warfare' and Silence's ‘Abigail.'

Box Office Success of ‘Civil War'

At the top of our list is Alex Garland's ‘Civil War,' which performed remarkably well this past weekend. As per ComScore's early figures, the grossed an estimated $25.7 million. Not just any regular profitable opening, this turnout posts as A24's highest opening weekend ever. This is indeed a significant triumph considering the film was the studio's most expensive to date, boasting a budget of $50 million. Given the stellar and buzz the film has already created, we can expect ‘Civil War' to maintain its momentum in the coming weeks.

The Compelling Dynamic of the Box Office

In other news, ‘Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire' has also had an interesting trajectory. In its second week at the box office, it faced a modest 50% dip only to rebound and claim a gross weekend earning of $15.4 million. Accumulating a total of $157.9 million so far, it's clear this film is set to cross the coveted $200 million mark at the domestic box office. This is undoubtedly a massive win for Legendary's MonsterVerse.

Underperforming yet Still Profitable

Conversely, ‘Monkey Man' experienced a considerable 59% fall to land at $4.1 million over the weekend, dropping to the sixth slot. Notwithstanding, with a total gross of $17.7 million and an acquisition cost of only $10 million, it's likely Universal can expect to see some profit. Adding to the list of underperformers, ‘The First Omen' lost 55% of its audience, tallying just $3.78 million over the weekend for a total of $14 million so far. Making it to the $20 million mark could be a challenge for the well-reviewed prequel.

Surprises of the Box Office

The third position saw a surprise entry in the form of ‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire,' which pulled $5.8 million over the weekend. ‘Kung Fu Panda 4' not far behind, gathered $5.5 million for a hefty total of $173 million. The sci-fi spectacle ‘Dune: Part Two' sustained its run, earning $4.3 million over the weekend with a commendable total run of $272 million so far.

Coming Attractions: Predictions and Totals

Anticipation is mounting for the release of two new genre entries the coming weekend – Guy Ritchie's ‘The League of Ungentlemanly Warfare' and Radio Silence's horror film ‘Abigail.' Predictions are leaning towards a close race between the two. Only time will divulge the true winner.

The top 10 list concluded with South Korean rapper SUGA's film, making $999k for a total of $2.2 million, neck-to-neck with 's Christian sports flick, ‘The Long Game,' raking in $1.39 million. But the re-release of the beloved ‘Shrek 2' gave a pleasant surprise with a close $1.35 million weekend collection.

As the dynamics of the box office continue to unfold, the coming weeks promise plenty of anticipation and exciting new releases. Stay tuned for the latest updates on the thrilling race.

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Megan Dianehttps://www.projectcasting.com
Hi, I'm Megan Browne, the Head of Partnerships at Project Casting - a job board for the entertainment industry. As Head of Partnerships, I help businesses find the best talent for their influencer campaigns, photo shoots, and film productions. Creating these partnerships has enabled me to help businesses scale and reach their true potential. I'm excited to continue driving growth by connecting people with projects they're passionate about.

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