Box Office November 3-5, 2023
The theatrical movie box office results for November 3, 2023 through November 5, 2023 have been released.
The Box Office
Five Nights at Freddy’s was Number One at the box office for the second week in a row at the United States box office with $19.4 Million (a 76% drop from last weekend) for $113.6 Million so far. Worldwide, the film has made $217.1 Million.
Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour was Second at the United States box office for the second week in a row with $13.5 Million (a 13% drop from last weekend) for $165.9 Million so far. Worldwide, the film has made $218.4 Million.
Killers of the Flower Moon was Third at the United States box office for the second week in a row with $7 Million (a 25% drop from last weekend) so far.
Priscilla was Fourth at the United States box office over the weekend with $5 Million so far.
Radical premiered in Fifth Place at the United States box office over the weekend with $5 Million so far.
These films: The Exorcist: Believer, After Death, PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie, What Happens Later, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Freelance 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:
Radical is a 2023 Mexican comedy-drama film written and directed by Christopher Zalla. The film is based on the 2013 Wired article, “A Radical Way of Unleashing a Generation of Geniuses” by Joshua Davis. The film stars Eugenio Derbez as the teacher Sergio Juarez.
What Happens Later is a 2023 American romantic comedy film directed by Meg Ryan, written by Ryan, Steven Dietz and Kirk Lynn, and starring Ryan and David Duchovny.
Next Week’s Films
Next week sees the release of The Marvels, Journey to Bethlehem, The Holdovers, and a plethora of other films. Find my predictions on this releases in the weekly The Bottom Line column. A preview: Five Nights at Freddy’s 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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