Entertainment News'Civil War's Unexpected Sweep at Box Office Beats 'Abigail'

‘Civil War’s Unexpected Sweep at Box Office Beats ‘Abigail’


Key Takeaways:
– Civil War takes the top spot in the box office against expectations, pulling in an estimated $11.1 million.
– Abigail, the new horror release of the week, underperforms with only $10.2 million.
– Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire continues its success streak, closing in on a total of $171 million.
– Anime release Spy x Family Code: White and Kung Fu Panda 4 do well in their niche markets.
– Challengers, starring Zendaya, is set to hit the theaters next weekend, possibly changing the game.

Box Office Battle: Civil War Triumphs over Abigail

Contrary to expectations, A24 and Alex Garland’s controversial Civil War emerged victorious in the fight for the box office’s top spot. According to tracking entity Comscore, the film’s weekend performance surpassed predictions, securing an estimated $11.1 million. Despite a 56% drop in pull compared to its debut week, Civil War’s total earnings in North America have reached an impressive $44 million.

The Struggles of New Releases: Abigail and More

Civil War’s surprise success was a blow to the highly anticipated horror release, Abigail. This well-received vampire film by Radio Silence pulled in a disappointing $10.2 million. Unfortunately, horror movies seldom recover from a disappointing debut – the fate suffered by The First Omen, which despite positive reviews, plummeted to 10th place in its second week.

In contrast, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire consistently drew a considerable audience, generating just under $10 million over the weekend and reaching a sturdy $171 million total so far. Despite this, other new releases like Guy Ritchie’s The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare lagged behind, only managing to earn a meager $9 million in its opening.

The Niche Success Stories and Digital Shifts

Adding some diversity to the weekend box office, the anime release from CrunchyRoll, Spy x Family Code: White, brought in $4.87 million, a noteworthy achievement considering its niche status. Kung Fu Panda 4 also performed well among family viewers, garnering $4.6 million over the weekend, despite being available digitally.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, on the other hand, accumulated a total of $102 million with an additional $4.4 million over the weekend, leaving its chances for a franchise continuation uncertain. Meanwhile, Dune Part Two, despite an early digital release, added $2.9 million to its already large haul of $276 million. Dev Patel’s Monkey Man ended the weekend with $2.2 million in box office earnings, bringing its total to over $21 million.

The Awaited Arrival of Challengers

The upcoming weekend promises to shake up the box office once again with the release of Challengers. The buzz around Zendaya’s star performance in this movie could potentially see it toppling Civil War’s reigning position. The answer remains to be seen as audiences and critics gear up for another weekend of cinematic experiences.

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