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Battle at the Box Office 6/3/24

Things aren’t looking much better this week compared to last week’s disastrous Memorial Day box office, with The Garfield Movie taking over the #1 spot over a weekend with no new major wide releases.

The Garfield Movie took in another $14 million, bringing it to $51.5 million domestically for two weeks. It has $152.2 million worldwide so far. It’s tracking domestically below its current family movie rival, IF, which dropped to third place this past weekend with $10.5 million. IF is currently at $80.1 million domestically and $137.7 million. The Garfield Movie seems to be a stronger contender internationally than domestically, but it’s already doubled its production budget, so either way, it should work out reasonably well for Sony.

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga dropped to second place after taking #1 last weekend. It made another $10.7 million, bringing it to $49.7 million domestically and $114.9 million worldwide. Its budget was around $168 million, so it needs over $330 million worldwide to probably even be in the realm of breaking even while in theaters, which seems incredibly unlikely. Furiosa’s second weekend was $14 million lower than Fury Road‘s second weekend and is down around $40 million domestically from its predecessor. It’s not looking good for George Miller’s next entry, The Wastelands, to get greenlit.

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes and The Fall Guy rounded out the top 5, with Kingdom topping $337.2 million worldwide and The Fall Guy reaching $158 million worldwide.

The more limited new releases were all in the bottom half of the chart, with Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle performing the best in seventh place with $3.6 million in 1,119 theaters. That’s on the lower end of these limited anime releases, below the recent Spy x Family Code: White and well below the recent Demon Slayer movies.

In a Violent Nature came in eighth place with $2.1 million in 1,426 theaters. The slasher movie had excellent reviews and will be on Shudder later this year. Ezra and Summer Camp opened in ninth and tenth place, respectively.

Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature, Robot Dreams, had the best Per Theater average for the weekend, with $16,232 in both of the theaters it played in.



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