Except for 2021, in which ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ turned the box office upside down with a four-day opening valued at $94.7 million, the American Labor Day bridge is usually one of the weakest weekends of each year As far as collection is concerned, and this 2022 has not been to shoot rockets either, despite the interesting initiative that has been carried out to attract the public to movie theaters.
Reruns and remnants
As if it were our “Film Festival”, the United States industry has celebrated National Cinema Day by putting tickets on sale at the ridiculous price of three dollars; a measure that attendance has increased considerably, but that has not prevented this Labor Day from being the worst since the nineties —excluding the pandemic period—, with a total collection estimated at 62.3 million dollars.
This sum has been generated mainly by scraps and reruns, with the rerun of ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ occupying number one in the box office with an estimated amount of $7.6 million. Very close to this amount has been the incombustible ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ —with 7 million after 15 weeks on the bill—, ‘DC League of Superpets’ —6.97 million— and ‘Bullet Train’ —with 6.8 million dollars—.
Equally surprising is that the second and last novelty that has been able to sneak into the Top 10 has also been a revival. In this case, the imperishable ‘Jaws’ by Steven Spielberg, With almost 50 years behind him, he has returned to theaters to pocket 2.73 million dollars with its presentation in IMAX and 3D.
In Spain, even in the absence of specific figures, ‘Tadeo Jones 3’ has repeated in the first position with the most viewed between September 2 and 4. Behind her are the premiere of ‘Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero’, ‘Bullet Train’, which continues to cling to the top positions, and the two feature films directed by Dani de la Orden, ’42 seconds’ and ‘The test’, closing the latter the Top 5.