Jordan Peele’s Nope took the top spot this weekend at the domestic box office, totaling $44 million from 3,785 theaters in its first week of release. While not as big of an opening as Us, which totaled $71 million in its first frame back in 2019 (and arrived hot on the heels of Get Out), Peele’s alien invasion horror/adventure still boasted solid numbers for an original IP, according to Deadline. With a relatively low $68 million price tag, Universal Studios will likely call this one a win. Imax accounted for 12% of Nope’s grosses, where the film earned $5.2 million from 400 screens. The pic doesn’t travel abroad until August.
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Elsewhere, Thor: Love and Thunder raised its domestic total to $276.2 million after a $22.1 million (-53%) weekend. All told, the Marvel pic has earned $600 million worldwide, which should put a lot of those “the MCU is dead” arguments to rest for the time being. While Minions: The Rise of Gru has raked in $297.8 million domestically and a stellar $640 million globally.
Top Gun: Maverick continues to fly high. The Tom Cruise adventure collected an additional $10 million (-19%) domestically over the weekend for a $635.5 million total in the states, while its global tally has risen to a massive $1.282 billion. Worldwide, the action flick sits just behind Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ($1.308 billion) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II ($1.328 billion, not adjusted for inflation); and has cracked the top 10 all-time domestic box office list, having surpassed The Last Jedi and The Avengers. Jurassic World ($652 million) and Titanic ($659 million, including re-releases) are in its sights; and now it’s a question of whether Maverick can take down Avengers: Infinity War ($678 million) and Black Panther ($700 million) in the coming weeks. Again, this is all without China.
Finally, Where the Crawdad Sings had a nice 40% hold in its second frame, earning $10.33 million to bring its total to $38.3 million.
DOMESTIC TOP 10
1.) Nope (Uni) 3,785 theaters, Fri $19.59M/Sat $13.9M/Sun $10.4M/3-day $44M/Wk 1
2.) Thor: Love and Thunder (Disney) 4,370 (-5) theaters, Fri. $6.4M, Sat $8.9M Sun $6.8M , 3-day $22.1M (-53%)/Total $276.2M/Wk 3
3.) Minions: Rise of Gru (Uni) 3,816 theaters (-298), Fri $5.2M, Sat $6.9M, Sun $5.5M, 3-day $17.7M (-34%), Total: $297.8M/Wk 4
4.) Where the Crawdad Sings (Sony) 3,650 theaters, Fri $3.1M, Sat $3.9M, Sun $3.2M, 3-day $10.33M (-40%)/Total $38.3M/Wk 2
5.) Top Gun: Maverick (Par) 3,160 (-132) theaters, Fri $2.7M Sat $4.1M Sun $3.2M , 3-day $10M (-19%), Total $635.5M/Wk 9
6.) Elvis (WB) 3,105 (-200) theaters, Fri $1.8M, Sat $2.55M, Sun $1.9M, 3-day $6.3M (-21%) Total $118.3M/Wk 5
7.) Paws of Fury (Par) 3,481 +6) theaters, Fri $1.1M, Sat $1.5M Sun $1.2M, 3-day $3.87M (-39%)/Total $13.7M/Wk 2
8.) The Black Phone (Uni) 2,055 (-222) theaters, Fri $1.07M , Sat $1.36M, Sun $1M, 3-day $3.45M (-36%)/Total $78.5M/Wk 5
9.) Jurassic World Dominion (Uni) 2,165 (-495) theaters, Fri $870K, Sat $1.2M, Sun $860K, 3-day $2.96M (-43%), Total $365.5M/Wk 7
10.) Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris (Foc) 1,001 (+21) theatres, Fri $410K, Sat $540K, Sun $400K, 3-day $1.35M (-31%)/Total $4.65M/Wk 2