This is truly a dead week at the box office, and we are lucky there are no new Australian releases to go down in a heap.
Walt Disney’s Jungle Cruise opened this week, not even on a huge number of screens. 243 suburban locations gets you $1.57 million in a weekend. That is the only film to clear a million.
Space Jam: A New Legacy is at number two with $880,000 which is a rise of 11%, to take the third week total to $10.8 million.
The utterly brutal drop last week has actually recovered a little. Black Widow in its fourth weekend rose by 8% to reach $780,000 and $12.5 million altogether. M. Night Shyamalan’s Old took $501,000 in week three to harvest all of $1.09 million.
Fast and Furious 9 reminds us of what might have been with a total of $21 million taken over 7 weeks with a grand total of $121,000 this weekend, down 22%.
In North America
Top of the US box office is also Jungle Cruise with $47 million, followed by Old with $6.9 million last weekend, with epic medieval fantasy flick The Green Knight opening on $6.7 million. Black Widow is keeping afloat on $5 million, amidst its lead, Scarlett Johansson, taking legal action against the House of Mouse for the film’s release strategy.