‘Avatar 2’ tops ‘Avatar’ box office, ‘A Man Called Otto’ beats ‘Airplane’ – The Hollywood Reporter

A play by Mark Forster A man called Otto – Acted Tom Hanks – Martin Luther King Jr. does solid business on the holidays Movie ticket counter A much-needed hit for adult-skewing movies.

The Sony release is expected to open to $15 million over the long weekend at 2,802 theaters, enough to top new wide offerings. AirplaneHe acted in an action film Gerard Butler. Otto After opening in select theaters at the box office at the end of the year, it expands nationwide. It received an A CinemaScore to strong reviews.

Airplane, from Lionsgate, is projected to gross $11.6 million over four days from 3,023 theaters. The movie is faring beyond expectations with a B+ cinemascore from the cinephiles.

Both films draw a large share from consumers over the age of 45.

Both the films are looking at the fourth and fifth positions. Holding on to No. 1 is James Cameron’s powerhouse Avatar: Waterway, which topped the four-day holiday gross of $38.5 million from 4,045 theaters. Disney and the 20th Century tentpole will end Monday’s domestic total in the $570 million range.

until sunday, water way It would have grossed $1.89 billion worldwide, including a $1.33 billion overseas haul. On Monday, the worldwide total is expected to reach $1.9 billion, making it one of the best grossers of all time.

Horror offering M3GAN It is doing well in its second weekend with a four-day gross of $21.2 million from 3,605 locations. That would put the film’s Monday total at $58.7 million against a normal $12 million budget. M3GAN From Universal, Blumhouse and Atomic Monster.

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Universal will take third place in the chart with the family film Puss in Boots: The Last WishIt is expected to earn $17.3 million over four days from 3,687 theaters, surpassing $100 million domestically and ending Monday with a North American total of $110.3 million.

Among other new nationwide offers, A house party — which initially debuted on HBO Max — finished sixth with $4.5 million over four days from 1,300 theaters. The film is produced by LeBron James, who also has a cameo in the comedy Redux.

Devil’s plot Falling on its debut with a projected four-day opening of $670,000.

The numbers will be updated on Monday.

Jan. 15, 7:45 am: Updated with revised ratings.

This story was originally published on January 14 at 8:51 am

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