Box Office July 28-July 30, 2023
The theatrical movie box office results for July 28, 2023 through July 30, 2023 have been released.
The Box Office
Barbie was Number One spot at the United States box office over the weekend with $93 Million (a 43% drop from last weekend) for $351.4 Million so far. Worldwide, the film has made over $774.5 Million.
Oppenheimer was Second at the United States box office over the weekend with $46.2 Million (a 44% drop from last weekend) for $174 Million so far. Worldwide, the film has made over $400.3 Million.
Haunted Mansion premiered in Third Place at the United States box office over the weekend with $24.2 Million so far.
Sound of Freedom was Fourth at the United States box office over the weekend with $12.4 Million (a 37% drop from last weekend) for $148.9 Million so far.
Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning – Part One was Fifth at the United States box office over the weekend with $10.7 Million (a 45% drop from last weekend) for $139.2 Million so far. Worldwide, the film has made over $447.2 Million.
These films: Talk to Me, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Elemental, Insidious: The Red Door, and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse rounded out the top ten respectively.
Movies That Opened This Weekend
The films in the Top Ten that opened this weekend at the box office:
Haunted Mansion is a 2023 American supernatural horror comedy film directed by Justin Simien from a screenplay by Katie Dippold. The film stars LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson, Dan Levy, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Jared Leto. Produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Rideback, it is the second theatrical film adaptation of Walt Disney’s theme park attraction The Haunted Mansion, following the 2003 film of the same name. In the film, Gabbie (Dawson) and Travis (Chase W. Dillon) enlist the aid of a team (Stanfield, Haddish, Wilson, and DeVito) to help exorcise their mansion and destroy the ghosts around them.
Talk to Me is a 2022 Australian supernatural horror film directed by Danny and Michael Philippou, in their feature film directorial debut. Written by Danny Philippou and Bill Hinzman from a concept by Daley Pearson, the film stars Sophie Wilde, Alexandra Jensen, Joe Bird, Otis Dhanji, and Miranda Otto.
Next Week’s Films
Next week sees the release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, The Meg 2: The Trench, Shortcomings, and a plethora of other films. Find my predictions on this releases in the weekly The Bottom Line column. A preview: Barbie will be Number One at the box office for the second week in a row.
The History of Box Office (and Profit Measurement)
“A box office or ticket office is a place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to an event. Patrons may perform the transaction at a countertop, through a hole in a wall or window, or at a wicket.
By extension, the term is frequently used, especially in the context of the film industry, as a metonym for the amount of business a particular production, such as a film or theatre show, receives. The term is also used to refer to a ticket office at an arena or a stadium.
Box office business can be measured in the terms of the number of tickets sold or the amount of money raised by ticket sales (revenue). The projection and analysis of these earnings is greatly important for the creative industries and often a source of interest for fans. This is predominant in the Hollywood movie industry.
To determine if a movie made a profit, it is not correct to directly compare the box office gross with the production budget, because the movie theater keeps nearly half of the gross on average. The split varies from movie to movie, and the percentage for the distributor is generally higher in early weeks.
Usually the distributor gets a percentage of the revenue after first deducting a “house allowance” or “house nut”. It is also common that the distributor gets either a percentage of the gross revenue, or a higher percentage of the revenue after deducting the nut, whichever is larger. The distributor’s share of the box office gross is often referred to as the “distributor rentals”, especially for box office reporting of older films.”
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