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‘Equalizer 3’ Box Office Opening Brings Summer Revenue to  Billion – The Hollywood Reporter

‘Equalizer 3’ Box Office Opening Brings Summer Revenue to $4 Billion – The Hollywood Reporter

Sony equalizer 3 Director Anthony Fuqua and Denzel Washington’s reunion ends the summer on a high note at the box office.

The film’s opening provides the final boost needed to propel the summer domestic box office above $4 billion for the first time in the post-pandemic era, in a much-needed boost for Hollywood studios and theater owners. equalizer 3The estimated opening of $42 million over four days also makes it the second biggest Labor Day launch after Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings ($94.7 million). The holiday isn’t usually home to big pillars of support, but 2021 is Shang Chi It was an exception as the box office was struggling to get out of the pandemic.

The industry appeared to hit its $4 billion target Friday in a major win for studios and theater owners. The final figure for summer 2023 could reach nearly $4.1 billion by the end of the four-day Labor Day holiday, up 16 percent from 2022 but still lagging behind 2019’s 5.7 percent. (Before Barpenheimer, the deficit through 2019 was a whopping 15 percent.)

For the industry, after a three-year hiatus, generating enough heat at the summer box office to once again reach the $4 billion standard for this season is an impressive feat made all the more interesting by the unexpected and often confusing trajectory that led to to this major achievement,” says Comscore analyst Paul Dergarabedian. From Barpenheimer to Freedom’s voice And a host of other hits and somewhat inexplicable flops, the unpredictable nature of this all-important 18-week run was on full display. equalizer 3 Takes us out on a high note!

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heading to the weekend, equalizer 3 He’d been tracking the $30 million for four days, but the strong word-of-mouth started when audiences gave the trilogy a glowing cinematic score. The film benefits from being shown to a racially diverse audience. Caucasians make up 33% of Friday ticket buyers, followed by blacks (31%), Hispanics (20%), and Asians/others (15%), according to PostTrak.

equalizer 3 The series’ highest start is confirmed to be recorded by the time the final weekend numbers are recorded, despite the first two debuting during traditional three-day weekends. The first picture opened with $34.1 million, followed by $36 million for the second part, not adjusted for inflation. The estimated three-day movie cost is about $35 million.

Greta Gerwig Barbie It easily maintains the #2 spot in its seventh weekend with a projected four-day domestic total of over $13 million. Warner Bros. pic achieved another milestone Friday when it jumped the $600 million mark domestically and surpassed the $1.359 billion grossed by Universal and Illumination’s. Super Mario Bros movie at the worldwide box office. Barbie It has now become the highest-grossing picture of 2023 and grossed $763.4 million overseas for a total of $1.365 billion.

Elsewhere in the top five, DC blue beetle It is trending to rank third at the Labor Day box office with an estimated gross of $9 million to $10 million over four days for a domestic total nearing $60 million by the end of Sunday. After a soft opening, the film performs better than expected.

Sony Gran Turismo: Based on a true story It fell sharply by 62 percent in its second weekend. The estimated Labor Day four in the pic is valued at $8.5 million versus $30.4 million as of Monday.

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OppenheimerAnd, like Barbie, it continues to make headlines in its seventh weekend. The film managed to pass $850 million at the global box office becoming Christopher Nolan’s third-biggest grossing film of all time. In North America, it is looking to finish fifth with $7.2 million for the four-day weekend, with a Monday domestic total of $310.3 million.

More is coming.

September 3, 7:45 a.m: Updated with revised estimates.

A version of this story was originally published Sept. 2 at 7:57 am