It may be because the official shot has already been fired at the Spooky Season 2022 or, simply, because we already know that horror movies continue to be one of the great claims for theaters, but, to no one’s surprise, ‘Smile’, Parker Finn’s feature film called to be the great phenomenon of the year within its gender, has debuted in the domestic market sweeping the box office.
The Original Terror Jerk
During the past weekend, the Paramount Pictures film has crowned the box office American after kneading a staggering $22 million. This sum represents more than three times what his immediate pursuer obtained; a ‘Don’t worry dear’ that plummeted in its second week —specifically 62%— to reap an additional 7.3 million dollars.
It is very close ‘The Woman King’the war epic starring Viola Davis, which falls to third place in its third week on the bill with 7 million dollars. Closing out the top 5, almost tied technically, we have the premiere of the comedy ‘Bros’ with 4.8 million and the revival of ‘Avatar’, which has returned in style with 4.7 million.
The dynamics of the upper part of the table shows that the original terror continues to have a great pull. And I’m not saying it, it’s being said by Scott Derrickson who has celebrated the fantastic debut of ‘Smile’ on Twitter, drawing similarities between its premiere and that of ‘Black Phone’; two films that have very similar budgets and launch box office.
SMILE was the same budget and opened to about the same number as THE BLACK PHONE did in June.
Audiences want original horror.
— US ⋊ Ɔ I ᴚ ᴚ Ǝ ᗡ ⊥ ⊥ O Ɔ S (@scottderrickson) October 2, 2022
Regarding the Spanish box office, the return of the creatures of James Cameron has occupied the first position with a not inconsiderable million euros; although it would be necessary to see what percentage has come through viewers who thought they were going to see ‘Avatar 2’, since Twitter has been filled with messages of people confused and with a feeling of feel cheated to what they consider “false advertising”.
Behind her, still without specific numbers, are ‘Smile’, ‘Tadeo Jones 3’, ‘Model 77’ and ‘Journey to Paradise’; though all this could change drastically with the new Festival of the cinema just around the corner.