“Either way, it was bound to happen. Barbie fell to second place at the box office after dominating for four weeks as DC’s superhero film Blue Beetle took first position.
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In North America, Blue Beetle made an estimated $25 to $26 million. How Sunday’s results will be influenced by Hillary’s Storm, Los Angeles’ top markets, and the afflicted locations in the southwest is yet unknown.
It seems sense that the superhero’s picture could appear a little washed out. Blue Beetle not only failed to meet estimates, tracking had predicted $28 to $32 million for the weekend. – yet it also had the lowest opening of any DC Extended Universe title that wasn’t inflation-adjusted.
Hollywood‘s first live-action superhero movie starring a Latinx hero, Blue Beetle, from director Angel Manuel Soto, aims to appeal to Latinx viewers and successfully portray Latinx representation on and off-camera. Adriana Barraza, Demián Bichir, Ral Max Trujillo, Susan Sarandon, George Lopez, Elpidia Carrillo, Bruno Marcérgolis, Belissa Escobedo, Harvey Guillén, and Becky G are among the actors who play the key characters.
Exit Poll Services said that 40% of Friday’s ticket purchasers were Latinx, which may be more than the average 30%.
Because to the SAG-AFTRA strike, the cast of Blue Beetle was unable to take part in promotional activities.
It received a B+ CinemaScore for audience responses and demo breakdown, and 66% of the crowd was male.
Barbie hopes to bring in $20 to $21 million or more in North America during its fifth week of release, followed by Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer in third place with $11 million. By the end of this week, Oppenheimer from Universal will have earned $700 million worldwide, ranking it as Nolan’s fourth-highest-grossing movie.
Strays, a forgettable comedy about dogs from Universal, struggled to gain traction with an estimated $8.5 million in revenue, competing against Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem from Paramount for fourth place. Monday morning will be used to ascertain the final figures.
Strays is the most recent in a line of filthy R-rated summer comedies, which likewise received a B+ CinemaScore. Will Ferrell, Jamie Foxx, Issa Rae, Randall Park, and Josh Gad are among the impressive voice actors. Like Blue Beetle, it is unable to use the voice cast in promotional initiatives.
With a projected $8.4 million in revenue in its third week, Mutant Mayhem’s domestic revenue now stands at $88.1 million.