Weekend Box Office Results for May 19 – 21, 2023
Please find the Top 10 Weekend Box Office Results below.
- Weekend Opening: $67.5M
- Global Opening: $318.8M
We expected the continued downward trend of the Fast X franchise coming with its opening weekend. We’ll see how its long-term potential is with the final domestic and global gross. However, it is curious to see how hard this franchise can fall in the domestic market. This is a little bit concerning considering it is the lowest opening in the franchise since The Fast and the Franchise: Tokyo Drift in 2006. Unless you want to include the spin-off Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw.
It has tough competition week on week as we move forward towards June and beyond, so its long-term outlook looks bleak at best. The Fast and Furious franchise has always been frontloaded since it returned to relevancy following Fast Five. Fast X may have a chance to have more of leggy run due to it being the predecessor to the franchise finale – this may pull in dormant fans.
It may be the third biggest debut for the franchise but I still have concerns considering the inflated $340M budget and upcoming competition. Word of mouth is strong in China so it may be able to capitalize on that momentum and get a total figure north of $200M – dreaming big with this though. The ‘B+’ CinemaScore is among the worst score for the entire franchise so its box office longevity is very limited in the domestic market. Best case scenario for this film is $800M+, either way, the studio is likely to lose money with this one.
Another strong hold this weekend despite the competition from Fast X, dropping only 48.4% to $31.98M in its third weekend for a domestic total of $266.5M. It is catching up to Vol.2 slowly due to strong daily holds throughout the week; however, the film feels too far out to catchup.
On the global side – it currently has $659.1M globally after having an international total of $392.6M. It still has a steep hill to climb if it is going to topple the global total of Vol.2 which is $869M. Even still, the $770.8M total for the first film is still not a guarantee to be surpassed – although, it is likely at this point.
Domestic Weekend Box Office Results for May 19 – 21, 2023
|Film||Theatres||Weekend ($)||Total ($)|
|Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3||4,450||$31,980,000||$266,522,579|
|The Super Mario Bros. Movie||3,540||$9,800,000||$549,290,720|
|Book Club: The Next Chapter||3,513||$3,000,000||$13,125,220|
|Evil Dead Rise||2,173||$2,375,000||$64,105,752|
|John Wick: Chapter 4||1,312||$1,332,000||$185,313,565|
|Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.||1,668||$1,326,000||$18,696,250|
|Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves||511||$$385,000||$92,875,289|
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