BOX OFFICE: “Scream VI” scores big, “Creed III” hangs tough, “65” underwhelms

“Scream VI” is headed towards a franchise-best opening weekend, based on a big Thursday night and robust Friday. estimates that the $19.5 million opening day (Thursday night’s $5.7 million is folded into that) will produce a $43-45 million opening weekend. I think they’re a little low, but maybe word of mouth won’t be a big help, as it’s not all that.

The horror faithful are showing up, and that’s what counts.

“Creed III” may manage $27 million plus, and clear the $100 million mark, all in, by midnight Sunday. A 50-55% drop in its second weekend is average, par for the course and all that. No huge fall-off here.

The Adam Driver sci-fi outing “65” wasn’t widely screened for critics, earned mostly middling reviews, and Adam Driver doesn’t sell tickets. It might clear $12 million. Looks like the whole gimmick is given away in the trailer. I won’t get to it until next week. Meh.

The last and least “Ant-Man & the Wasp” movie will pull in another $7 million, based on Friday’s numbers.

“Cocaine Bear” is money in the bank, with another $6-7 million rolling in, pushing it over the $50 million mark.

Sunday graphic from our friends @BoxOfficePro


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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