The box office was close as A Haunting in Venice could not stop The Nun II. The latter took the first place spot with only a $200,000 difference.

A Close Call At A Weak Box Office

Kenneth Branagh as Hercule Poirot in A Haunting in Venice

The Nun II made $14.7 Million at the weekend box office, as per Box Office Mojo. This put it slightly ahead of the newcomer, A Haunting in Venice which brought in $14.5 Million. Regardless of who was going to be number one, it was a particularly stinging weekend for distributors this weekend as the box office brought in a total across all movies of $62 million.

It’s not all bad news for A Haunting in Venice. It did slightly better than its predecessor, bringing in $14.5 Million against Death On The Nile’s $12.8 million domestic opening. Mind you, Death On The Nile came out as we just returned to theatres after COVID. While A Haunting in Venice is doing OK domestically, it is likely going to make its money back in international markets where it’s performing better.

The Rest Of The Box Office

Rounding out the Top 5 was The Equalizer 3 in third place, which brought in $7.2 Million. Its worldwide total to date is $132.3 Million; which is well above its $70 million budget.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 brought in $4.7 Million in the fourth place spot. Bringing its grand total to $23.8 Million. While this movie’s budget is not publicly available, it’s likely in the $15-20 Million range. If that’s the case, it’ll need to make $50-55 Million at the worldwide box office to be considered profitable.

Finally, there’s Barbie in the 5th place spot which has spent a resounding 9 consecutive weeks in the Top 5 of the box office.

Can Expend4bles Ward Off Multiple Streaming Releases?


Next weekend sees the release of Expend4bles. It’s tracking poorly, putting it at a $13- $18 million domestic opening. The previous entry, Expendables 3, brought in $15.9 million in its opening. That’s the current worst opening in the series.

It doesn’t help that next weekend sees a slew of streaming releases. Netflix is releasing Spy Kids: Armageddon, Reptile, Love Is Blind: Season 5, and The Fall Of The House Of Usher. Cassandro (Prime Video), Flora and Son (Apple TV+), and No One Will Save You (Hulu) will also be released. With this much streaming content available, it will likely make for a very low box office overall, which will likely affect Expend4bles.

As always we’ll check in next week and find out!

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