In what’s proving to be a rather sluggish year for the box office, this past weekend witnessed a dismal collective gross of just $49.1 million, marking 2023’s weakest performance to date. Despite the much-anticipated launch of Expend4bles, it was The Nun II that remained on top, pulling in $8.4 million domestically. Meanwhile, Kenneth Branagh’s A Haunting in Venice retained a respectable spot with an additional $6.3 million.
The Nun II Is Still Mother Superior of the Box Office
The silver lining in this lacklustre scenario was The Nun II, celebrating its third week as box office leader. With Taissa Farmiga reprising her role, the movie’s current domestic earnings stand at $69.2 million, and its global gains have surpassed the $200 million mark.
Expend4bles Falls Flat In Domestic Debut
Unfortunately, Expend4bles couldn’t muster the hoped-for excitement. Even with a decade-long absence and fresh faces like Curtis 50 Cent Jackson and Megan Fox, the movie debuted with a tepid $8.3 million, falling short of its predecessor The Expendables 3.
A Haunting in Venice Uncovers a Solid Haul in the Second Week
On a brighter note, Branagh’s A Haunting in Venice has been faring well internationally, with its global earnings hitting $71.5 million in just two weeks.
With October around the corner, audiences can look forward to a mix of thrillers and horrors, including Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie, Saw X, and the eagerly awaited Five Nights at Freddy’s. Source