BOX OFFICE: “Nope” rounds up $44, “Thor” adds $22, “Crawdads” singing a $10 million tune

Pandemic or poor buzz, based on its cryptic trailers and “Not everyone’s going to love this” reviews — or filmgoers leery of checking in for another self-indulgent “Us” ride — “Nope” is opening 36%/$20-25 million lower than Jordan Peele’s last “GOTCHA” outing, “Us.” is saying that a $6.4 million Thursday folded into Friday for a $19.5 million opening day will produce a $45 million opening weekend. $44 million is what Exhibitor Relations is reporting on Sunday, a flying/dining saucers horror tale with Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer headlining it isn’t going to sell tickets based on the star power.

“Thor: Love & Thunder” is looking at a healthy $22 million take.

That bested “Minions: The Rise of Gru.” It pulled in another $17 and change. It’ll clear the $300 million mark by end of business Tuesday.

“Where the Crawdads Sing” will have one more good weekend — $10, and a couple of middling ones, unless the target audience continues to show up and find it.

“Top Gun: Maverick” is rolling up on another $9 million or so, closing in on $650 million in North America by next weekend.

The Black Phone” is still ringing, another $3.45 this weekend.

I will be updating these figures Sat and into Sunday as more data rolls in from Exhibitor Relations, Box Office Pro and others.

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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