Entertainment NewsSydney Sweeney Reigns Supreme at The Box Office

Sydney Sweeney Reigns Supreme at The Box Office


Key Takeaways:
– Dev Patel’s ‘Monkey Man’ and Disney’s ‘The First Omen’ have failed to meet the expected weekend box-office totals.
– Despite hopeful predictions, both films have made a disappointingly weak entry.
– Sydney Sweeney continues to dominate at the box office with her successful films, ‘Immaculate’ and ‘Anyone But You’.
– Both of Sweeney’s films have surpassed expectations, turning out to be silent hits at the box office.

Sydney Sweeney’s Unusual Success

This weekend’s box-office totals weren’t the happy news that fans of Dev Patel’s ‘Monkey Man’ and Disney’s ‘The First Omen’ were hoping for. Despite the highly anticipated releases, both films failed to topple actress Sydney Sweeney’s undisputed reign at the box office. Bucking the trend, Sweeney’s films such as ‘Immaculate’ and her previous hit, ‘Anyone But You’, continue to bring unexpected success.

The Unexpected Disappointment: ‘Monkey Man’ and ‘The First Omen’

Having been pegged for potential success by the likes of Jordan Peele, Dev Patel’s ‘Monkey Man’, unfortunately, made a weak debut receiving a modest B+ Cinemascore. Also, failing to deliver the expected boost to reverse the sluggish April box office was Disney’s ‘The First Omen’. The less than stellar performance of both these fresh releases suggests the worrisome trend of a faltering box office might continue.

While Patel’s ‘Monkey Man’ managed to pull in a steady $10.1M opening, it paled in comparison to its expectations. Similarly, Disney’s ‘The First Omen’ was also met with a lukewarm reception, drawing an $8.4M opening. Despite ‘Monkey Man’ performing slightly better, both films fell short of their promising projections.

Sydney Sweeney’s Continued Triumph

On the flip side, Sydney Sweeney continues to delight at the box office. The actress chalked up astounding collections with her films ‘Immaculate’ and ‘Anyone But You’. Despite initially low expectations, both films turned into unexpected hits.

Will Gluck, the co-writer and director of ‘Anyone But You’, had humorously predicted that it would be the last rom-com released by a major studio. Starting with an unimpressive $6M on its opening weekend, the film, however, picked up momentum to garner $9.7M domestically by the third weekend and approximately $216M worldwide.

Furthermore, Sweeney’s 2024 horror flick ‘Immaculate’, despite having a modest 71% RT rating, has already covered its $9M estimated production budget with a $12M early global haul. This latest success further reinforces Sweeney’s increasing influence at the box office, with both of her films performing better than ‘Monkey Man’ and ‘The First Omen’.

Conclusion: Sweeney’s Unstoppable Run

Despite the optimistic predictions, ‘Monkey Man’ and ‘The First Omen’ failed to deliver on their box-office promise, leading to a further blow to the already struggling sector. In contradiction, Sydney Sweeney continues to impress with her surprising hits ‘Immaculate’ and ‘Anyone But You’. Her success only highlights the unpredictable nature of the box office, where expectations and reality don’t always align.

‘Monkey Man’, ‘The First Omen’, and ‘Immaculate’ are currently running in theaters. ‘Anyone But You’ is available for streaming on Prime Video. Sydney Sweeney’s reign as the box office queen appears to be far from over.

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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