The last big movie of the summer arrived in the station with good results. High-speed train easily topped the weekend at the box office and debuted within expectations.
High-speed train grossed $30.1 million over the weekend, which was in line with most box office tracking but below my $35 million forecast for the film. The film earned a “B+” CinemaScore, which is decent for a movie of this genre, but it could indicate that word of mouth isn’t completely strong for the offbeat action flick. All signs point to the movie making at least $100 million domestically by the end of its run due to the lack of competition, and it should also be a strong international player thanks to Pitt and his diverse cast. Globally, the film opened to an impressive $62.5 million.
Moving to second place is DC League of Super Pets, grossing $11.2 million. That’s a 51% drop, which is pretty steep for an animated movie. I thought the movie would see a big drop due to its soft opening last weekend, but this drop is even bigger than expected. The good news is that the movie will likely stabilize in the coming weeks and still pull in decent numbers for Warner Bros. as there is no competition in its path until November. Nowadays, DC League of Super Pets grossed $45.1 million domestically.
Third, we have Nope, grossing $8.5 million. That’s a drop of 54%, which is another big but expected drop since this is a horror movie and a movie that split the Jordan Peele fan base in terms of quality. That being said, it’s still a genre flick that’s projected to make over $100 million, so it’s a win in the horror world. To date, Nope has grossed $97.9 million at the domestic box office.
Thor: Love and Thunder ranks fourth this weekend with a gross of $7.6 million. That’s down 42% from last weekend, and while this MCU version has divided some fans, it still managed to gross $316 million domestically, which is another win. for Marvel. Additionally, after grossing an additional $11.1 million internationally, the film brings its worldwide gross to $699 million.
Completing the top five is Minions: The Rise of Gru, grossing $7.1 million. That’s a drop of 35% as the movie continues to be the top pick for kids and families. The film earned $334.5 million at the domestic box office and still has gas in the tank to gross at least $350 million at the end of its run.
What do you think of the box office results this weekend?