The Last Voyage of the Demeter failed to make an impact at this weekend’s box office. The story of Dracula lost to plenty of returning movies this weekend.
Same Old, Same Old
Oppenheimer brought in $18.8 Million in the second-place spot and is now at $649 Million worldwide.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem was in the third place spot and has now brought in a total of $94 Million worldwide, which on a $70 Million budget means it’s considered a success. With a sequel and spin-off series in development, this likely bodes well for the future of the franchise.
Meg 2: The Trench was in the fourth place spot and dropped a significant 57%, making only $12.7 Million. It is, however, performing better internationally and has made back its $129 million budget.
The Demeter Sinks At The Box Office
The Last Voyage of the Demeter was the major newcomer this weekend and failed to impact the weekend box office significantly. With a $45 million budget, the movie made $6.5 Million domestically this weekend. Even over the weekend, the move saw a 13% dropoff on Saturday and a 27% dropoff by Sunday. At this rate, this is looking to be a significant loss for Universal
The movie sets up a sequel in the closing moments of the movie, but with this lackluster performance, it’s looking more and more unlikely that this sequel will come to fruition.
What’s Coming Next Weekend
Next weekend sees two new movies.
Warner Bros. is set to release Blue Beetle. The movie was recently praised in initial social media reactions for its humor and Latino representation. While it is tracking at only $30 Million, word of mouth and its positive representation of Latinos and Latin culture could mean that it attracts walk-in business and will exceed those expectations. Although both The Flash and Shazam: Fury of the Gods failed to meet their box office targets, there’s a chance the movie will similarly fail to find its audience. With its decent tracking and high chance for some solid walk-in business, it’s very likely that Blue Beetle could de-throne Barbie at the box office.
Strays is also set to release. There’s no tracking available, but it’s an R-rated comedy that’s not getting much buzzing early. Although if compared to Cocaine Bear, another similar R-rated comedy from this year. That movie had a strong marketing campaign and early buzz. Without that buzz, there’s a good chance that Strays will struggle to find a place alongside Blue Beetle and returning favorites at the box office.
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