Rejected by many critics and consumers alike, Matthew Vaughn's expensive spy comedy For Archie It bombed at the North American box office, the biggest setback to date for Apple's theatrical ambitions.
The film opened to $18 million from 3,605 theaters against a $200 million to $250 million price tag, according to sources. The results abroad were not good For Archie It opened to $17.3 million from 78 markets, for a worldwide debut of $35.3 million. The good news: Thanks to a little competition, the weekend was won. Also, struggling with a dramatic drop in production due to production delays due to strikes, exhibitors were excited for an event film with A-list stars.
Assists in universal distribution and marketing For Archie on behalf of Apple Original Films in exchange for a distribution fee. Since Apple is one of the world's richest tech companies and a leader in streaming content, its theatrical efforts are judged differently. If traditional Hollywood studios put out a $200 million movie with results like this, they'd be down.
For ArchiePowered by a script Wonderful ladyby Jason Fuchs, tells the story of a best-selling spy novelist and cat-loving recluse whose quiet life is turned upside down when the plots of his books begin to come to life.
Wan's reality-bending spy thriller is not lacking in star power. The cast includes Bryce Dallas Howard, Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryan Cranston, John Cena, Ariana DeBose, Dua Lipa, Catherine O'Hara, Sofia Boutella and Samuel L. Jackson. Supermodel Claudia Vonn's (née Schiffer) real-life pet Chip played Alfie the cat.
For Archie It's Apple's third traditional theatrical release in recent months, following Martin Scorsese's Oscar nomination. Assassins of Flower Moon and Ridley Scott Napoleon. Both films similarly cost $200 million or more to make. Many in Hollywood believe that Apple Original Films throwing its hat into the ring is a good thing, as it means more movies on the big screen before they go streaming on Apple TV+.
Although it is an award dear, Killers of the Flower Moon – It won 10 Oscars, the third most of any film Oppenheimer (13) and the poor (11) — Scorsese's epic grossed just $157.6 million at the worldwide box office. Napoleon It's done somewhat better with $219.4 million to date (the latter film earned three Oscars).
Another new nationwide hit at the domestic box office this weekend is a special edition of the faith-based series Selected: Season 4, Episodes 1-3. The makers of the hit streaming series wanted to make it available in theaters first. Parts four, five and six will hit theaters later this month. Handled by Fathom Events Chosen On its wide release in theaters.
The series beat expectations to take the No. 2 spot with $6.1 million from 2,260 theaters over the three-day weekend. It officially opened Thursday, so its four-day opening is $7.5 million.
Amazon MGM Studios and Miramax Beekeeper In its fourth weekend, it grossed $5.3 million from 3,277 locations for $49.4 million domestically and an even better $73.1 million overseas for $122.5 million.
Among other holdovers, Warner Bros.' Music oriented Wonka surpassed $200 million domestically, while Paramount's musical Mean girls He passed $90 million in a vote of confidence for the oft-maligned genre.
Wonka, which ended the weekend at No. 4 despite its eighth outing, continues to sing loudly overseas. It opened to $270.6 million in South Korea and $571.7 million worldwide for a foreign total of $5.6 million, making it the biggest showing of the year-end holiday season.
Special box office, Oscar nominees for Best Picture American fiction (Amazon MGM Studios) and the poor (Searchlight) remained in the top 10 as it continued to expand.
American fiction It finished at No. 9 with $2.3 million, bringing its theater total to $1,902 domestically to $15 million.
the poor It followed with $2.1 million from 1,905 theaters. It crossed $28.2 million domestically and $40 million worldwide to $68.3 million. domestically, the poor 2023 boasts the best scenario for a platform release, and has the second-best post-Pandemic behind last year's Oscar sensation (and Best Picture winner). Everywhere and everything at once.