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Battle at the Box Office 7/25/22

Jordan Peele’s third theatrical feature, Nope, took the top at the box office, pushing Thor: Love and Thunder down to second place in its third week of release.

Nope took in $44.3 million over the weekend, which is down from Us, which made $71.1 million on its opening weekend back in 2019.  It was above Get Out, which made around $33 million in its opening weekend and Universal touted Nope’s opening as the biggest opening for an original film since Us.  The movie hasn’t had any international releases yet, so its domestic debut is its only take so far.

Thor: Love and Thunder dropped to second place in its third week with another $22.5 million, bringing it to $276.6 million domestic and $598.6 million worldwide.  It’s now the 7th biggest movie worldwide of 2022 between The Battle of Lake Changjin II and Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.  It’s also currently sitting between Iron Man and Iron Man 2 on the worldwide MCU chart.

Minions: Rise of Gru took third place with another $18 million, bringing it to $298.2 million domestic and $640 million worldwide.  It’s currently the 5th biggest movie of 2022 worldwide and it’s the third biggest Despicable Me movie domestically, topping Despicable Me 3 and the original Despicable Me.

Where the Crawdads Sing and Top Gun: Maverick rounded out the top 5.  Where the Crawdads Sing dropped 40% from last week’s opening, making another $10.3 million.  Top Gun: Maverick is now the 9th biggest movie of all time domestically between Jurassic World and The Avengers and the 17th biggest movie of all time worldwide.

Nope also took the Per Theater average with $11,722 in each of the 3,785 theaters it was playing in.

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