Box Office Upset: ‘Smile’ Bites Off Big $17.6M as ‘Amsterdam’ Bombs and ‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’ Limps

The Paramount horror flick was one of the best second weekends in a horror film.

Paramount is giddy this weekend as its spooky film, and Smile was able to remain at the top of the list in its second outing, with an estimated gross of $17.6 million, based on 359 theaters. This is a decrease of only 22 percent, which is one of the top holds in the history of the genre of horror.

Smile has earned an amount that was more than sufficient to top Sony’s new family movie Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, which debuted at $11.5 million. Sony anticipates that the film will profit from the Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration that falls on Monday and earn an estimated $13.4 million by Monday.

In the week ahead, most Hollywood anticipated Lyle, based on the children’s book with the same title, to take home the three-day competition, even if only by a narrow margin. The film is currently sporting an average score of 68 percent from critics at the website Rotten Tomatoes and was awarded a CinemaScore rating from viewers.

The most explosive film this weekend The weekend’s biggest hit is David O. Russell’s highly-rated film Amsterdam. After receiving a scathing review from critics, the film’s opening weekend was approximately $6.5 from 2,005 locations. It is currently sitting at 33 scores from critics from Rotten Tomatoes, one of the worst of the film’s career, and the actors Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, and John David Washington. The audience gave it a slightly higher rating or an A CinemaScore.

Amsterdam can be described as a New Regency film distributed by Disney. After reviews began coming in, the tracking team decreased its projection to $10 million, as the target audience for the film, which is older adults, particularly older females, are more likely to be influenced by reviewers. But even that projection was a positive one.

At one time, the confident box-office experts and exhibitors thought of the possibility that Lyle, Lyle, and Amsterdam could all debut in the mid-teens.

The Woman King and Don’t worry Darling The Woman King and Don’t Worry Darling rounded in the top five and were followed by an Avatar remake.

Like SmileBros isn’t precisely happy during the second week of its release. The gay-rom-com, written by Nicholas Stoller and Billy Eichner, fell to No. 6 or the number. 7. It earned an estimated $2.2 million for a ten-day average of $8.9 million (the film’s drop was a staggering 55 percent). Eichner took to Twitter over the weekend following the film’s fifth-place opening to mention the film’s homophobia was the main reason behind the film’s poor performance and urged everyone to watch the film.

The awards season begins in full force with the films of Todd Field’s Tar and Ruben Ostlund’s Palme d’Or winner Triangle of Sadness released in select theaters with good reviews.

Based on Focus Features and starring Cate Blanchett, Tar hopes to record the highest average for weekend locations, about $37,000. The film is released in four theaters in New York and Los Angeles.

Triangle of Sadness The Triangle of Sadness, which Neon produces, has decided to go with larger openings of 72 locations. This Woody Harrelson-starrer is expected to earn an average of $21,000 for each location.

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