Box Office Wrap Up: Demon Slayer Slays MK.

Box Office Wrap Up: Demon Slayer Slays MK.

After narrowly being denied first place last weekend, Demon Slayer overcomes Mortal Kombat.

Despite a new wide release on the field, the drama this weekend was between two big films in their second week of release battling it out. While Warner Brothers has seemingly had a lock on first place all year, Demon Slayer Mugen Train dethroned WB in a rematch from last week’s top three.

This Week in Box Office History.

The heated contest for first was not the only action at the box office. In another encouraging sign, we saw seven films finish above the one million dollar mark, improving upon last week’s six films over that milestone. The overall box office total was down a bit more than 50%, but at 24 million dollars in sales, was good enough for the fifth highest total earnings of the year.

Top Film One Year Ago: The Wretched

Box Office Wrap Up: May Sees Big Spike in Sales.

Top Film Ten Years Ago: Thor

Top Film 40 Years Ago: Friday the 13th Pt. 2

So, yeah, not sure “bag over your head” is quite as iconic as the hockey mask, Jason.

Top Three Films.

Demon Slayer: Mugen Train battled back after falling short of the top spot last weekend. The Japanese animated film increased its theater count and pulled down a hefty 6.4 million dollars in its second weekend. I don’t doubt it will wind up FUNinmations biggest bread winner to date as it has already pulled in 34 million dollars in the US and a jaw dropping 428 million dollars worldwide.

Box Office Wrap Up: Demon Slayer Slays MK.
Never stop fighting!

Mortal Kombat got bumped down into second place, adding just over six million dollars to its domestic total of 34 million dollars. While it has been going strong in the US so far, it has lagged internationally, taking in just 66 million dollars worldwide.

Godzilla Vs. Kong rounds out the top three, giving WB another weekend in which it dominated the top three. It took in 2.8 million dollars at home, and has found a much warmer reception abroad with 415 million dollars in global sales.

Other Films.

Our new wide release, the horror film Separation, premiered in fourth place with 1.8 million dollars. It certainly did not open the summer floodgates for horror movies as it had an abysmal 32% audience score and a horrifying 9% critics’ score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Now that’s scary.

The only other new arrival in the top ten was actually an old flick. The re-release of Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World took in a touch under one million dollars in eighth place.

Top Ten Films

*In Millions

  1. Demon Slayer: Mugen Train (6.41)
  2. Mortal Kombat (6.23)
  3. Godzilla Vs. Kong (2.82)
  4. Separation (1.80)
  5. Raya and the Last Dragon (1.38)
  6. Nobody (1.28)
  7. The Unholy (1.06)
  8. Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World (.72)
  9. Tom and Jerry (.53)
  10. Together Together (.31)

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