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Battle at the Box Office 4/22/24

It was a tight fight, but Civil War managed to stay on the top of the box office for another weekend, holding off Abigail, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, and Spy x Family Code: White.

Civil War dropped 56% from last weekend, taking in another $11.1 million and bringing it to $44.8 million domestically.  The movie has $50.3 million worldwide as it started to open in some international territories, like Russia, the UK, Australia, and The Netherlands.

Abigail was right behind Civil War in second place with $10.2 million.  It’s the third-best opening for the directing duo known as Radio Silence, behind their two Scream movies but ahead of their 2019 movie Ready or Not and their 2014 movie Devil’s Due.  Worldwide, Abigail made $15.3 million.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire took third place with another $9.5 million.  It now has $171.7 million domestically and $485.3 million worldwide.  It is also now the 2nd highest-grossing movie of 2024 worldwide, behind Dune: Part Two, which has just shy of $700 million worldwide.

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare opened in a somewhat disappointing fourth place with $9 million domestically.  It’s an improvement on Guy Ritchie’s 2023 release, The Covenant and Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre, and it’s his best opening since The Gentlemen.  It is down from the last time Ritchie teamed up with Henry Cavill, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., which opened to $13.4 million back in 2015.  The movie got a decent A- CinemaScore, so we’ll have to see how word of mouth does this coming weekend.

Spy x Family Code: White rounded out the top 5 in fifth place with $4.8 million.  Compared to recent anime releases, that’s a fairly low opening compared to theatrical releases from the Demon Slayer, Dragonball, and One Piece franchises.  Anime movies also seem to have a massive drop-off in their second weekends, so this already low opening could result in Code: White potentially dropping completely out of the top 10 this coming weekend.

The per-theater average went to Stress Positions from distributor Neon, which made $29,934 in the one theater it played in over the weekend.

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