The astronaut drama acclaimed by Universal's critics First man faltered in his box office dismissal, raising $ 16.5 million in 3,640 cinemas to be behind the remnants Poison Y A star has been born. The hope now is that the adult-biased film will be driven by a slow burn throughout the awards season.
On the contrary, Sony Poison, which remained at number 1 when crossing $ 378 million worldwide, and Warner Bros. & # 39; A star has been born they continued to shake the October box office in their second year outings with an estimated local payload of $ 35.7 million and $ 28 million, respectively. Poison It fell less than expected, or 55.4 percent, while The star is born submerged 35 percent.
Gathering Oscar-winning filmmaker Damien Chazelle with his The earth star Ryan Gosling, First man is a visceral account of Neil Armstrong's trip to the moon in 1969. Looking ahead to the weekend, the biographical drama I was following to open in the range of $ 18 million to $ 20 million (some services had it slightly higher). The audience liked the movie less than the critics, giving it a B + CinemaScore.
Internationally, First man received $ 8.6 million from its first 22 markets, led by the United Kingdom ($ 3.1 million), where it was located behind A star has been born ($ 3.8 million). That puts its global launch at $ 25.1 million.
During the advertising tour of First man, there was a mess in Chazelle's decision not to show the famous image of Armstrong planting the American flag.
Comparisons to The earth (2016) or Chazelle Lash (2014) are difficult since both films debuted for the first time in select cinemas. First man, The cost of a gross production of $ 70 million (and $ 60 million net), co-stars Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll and Lukas Haas.
One comparison that Universal is using internally is Ben Affleck's Oscar winner Argo, which started with $ 19.5 million in October 2012, and 2015 Bridge of spies ($ 15.4 million). First man it is expected to be more of an adult biased title than space epics Gravity (2013) or The Martian (2015), which was also launched in October, opening at $ 55.8 million and $ 54.3 million, respectively.
Poison, which also remained at the top of the foreign charts with $ 69.7 million in 54 markets, is a big win for Sony's movie boss, Tom Rothman. As of Sunday, the photo has raised $ 142.8 in North America and $ 253.3 million abroad for a total of $ 378.1 million. Starring Tom Hardy as the antihero Marvel, the $ 100 million movie attracts fanboys of all ages, as well as their families.
Directed and starring Bradley Cooper with Lady Gaga, A star has been born It is also a great win at the domestic box office, which ended on Sunday with a total of $ 94.2 million. The remake is singing louder abroad, where it raised $ 20.2 million in its second weekend for a total foreign $ 41.2 million and $ 135.4 million worldwide.
There is no doubt that the combined power of Poison Y The star is born he made life difficult for First man, which opened in third place, not far ahead of Sony's new family photo Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween. Goosebumps 2 It debuted at $ 16.2 million from 3,521 locations.
The thriller of the era of 20th Century Fox. Bad times in El Royale, another new title in the crowded tent, started with a disappointing $ 7.2 million from 2,808 places, despite relatively strong criticism and a star-studded cast that included Dakota Johnson, Chris Hemsworth, Cynthia Erivo, Jeff Bridges, Jon Hamm and Nick Offerman.
The royale got a B-CinemaScore and Goosebumps 2, one B.
A large number of films are displayed in select theaters at the specialized box office, including the Amazon Studios parent-child drama. Handsome boy, starring Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet; Sony Pictures Classics & # 39; The happy Prince, directed and starring Rupert Everett as Oscar Wilde; and attractions on the road & # 39; The oath, by Tiffany Haddish and Ike Barinholtz;
Handsome boy, playing in four theaters in New York and Los Angeles, is reporting an impressive screen average of $ 55,359.
I like it First man Y A star has been born, Handsome boy He toured the fall film festivals hoping to quickly increase the attention of the awards. The same goes for the terrorist drama of Paul Greengrass. July 22, which opened date and date on Wednesday on Netflix and in a handful of theaters. Netflix does not report gross revenues.
Happy prince posted an average screen of $ 5,033 in eight locations, while The oath, debuting in 10 cinemas, shows an estimated average per screen of less than $ 3,000.
Aimed at conservative viewers, Gosnell: the trial of the largest serial killer in the United States Opened in 404 theaters after years of delays. From GVN Releasing, the film stars Dean Cain as the lead detective who investigated the case of Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortion doctor who is serving life in prison for the murder of three babies and the involuntary manslaughter of one of his adult patients.
GosnelHe, who comes in No. 12, got an estimated $ 1.1 million for a screen average of $ 1,678.
October 14, 7:30 a.m. Updated with the estimated gross income of the weekend.
This article originally appeared in The Hollywood Reporter.