BOX OFFICE: It still pays to be “The Bad Guys,” “Sonic” continues to soar, “Memory” is wiped

The only wide release of note this weekend was the Liam Neeson Alzheimer’s action pic “Memory,” and despite delivering much of what was promised, it only earned $3.1 million on its opening weekend.

The family audience continues to dominate movie ticket sales with the animated “Bad Guys” scoring another $16 million, and the partially animated “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” pulling in another $11.3.

The “Fantastic Beasts” Dumbledore sequel may yet justify a final installment in this series. It earned another $8.3, may hit close to $100 million In North America (maybe not);and has done well enough overseas.

A $6 million or so weekend would be a grand second weekend for “The Northman” had it cost less. Still glad they gave Eggers the money and that something definitive and thoroughly entertaining was put on film about Vikings.

The last weekend “Everything Everywhere All at Once” had its last weekend alone in the “multiverse” multiplex, after “Spider Man” and before next weekends “Doctor Strange”sequel and added another $5.5. it is about to become A24’s biggest hit ever.

No such luck with Lionsgate’s “Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent,” which lined into another $3.92 million. Not a bomb, but not the hit they all hoped for. Cage isn’t a big screen draw any more.

“The Lost City” added another $3.4, “Father Stu” added another $2.2, “Morbius” added another $1.1 and those bombs were joined by the horror tale “Hatching” which bombed in limited but wide enough release.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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