After a fairly successful summer season, it’s officially Dog Day at the domestic box office.
With no big studio movies on the horizon, theater operators are turning to small, low-budget horror stories, comedies, and dramas to capitalize on the blockbuster lull. Basically, the next few weeks will cater to those rare ticket buyers who are dying to get back into the movies, but aren’t fans of comic book adventures or action big events.
Lionsgate’s action thriller “Fall,” A24’s satirical slasher “Bodies Bodies Bodies,” and Diane Keaton’s body-swap comedy “Mac & Rita” from Grabitus Ventures are particularly quiet this weekend as the only new national releases. did. “Body’s Body’s”, which has expanded to 1,200 locations, is aiming for $2 million to $3 million in domestic ticket sales, according to tracking estimates.
Meanwhile, “Fall,” which debuts at 1,548 venues in North America, and “Mack & Rita,” which also plays on over 1,000 screens, were estimated to bring in between $1 million and $2 million each Friday through Sunday. rice field.
With these single-digit projections, last weekend’s champion, “Bullet Train,” is expected to repeat the number one spot at the domestic box office. The bloody Sony Pictures picture starring Brad Pitt as a hitman nicknamed Ladybug opens for $30.1 million and looks set to add $13 million to $15 million for a sophomore outing. ‘s “Bullet Train” cost $90 million to make, so they’ll need to keep that momentum going in the coming weeks and justify its hefty price tag. We also need to convince studios to continue investing in original films.
Bodies Bodies Bodies is already in limited release in six theaters in New York and Los Angeles at a promising price of $226,526. With solid word-of-mouth and positive reviews, Gen Z-biased ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’ looks set to top ‘The Fall’ on the domestic box office charts. However, it could come after classics like ‘DC League of Superpets,’ Jordan Peele’s UFO thriller ‘Nope,’ and Marvel’s ‘Thor: Love and Thunder.’
Bodies Bodies Bodies are Amandla Stenberg of The Hate You Give, Breakout Maria Bakalova of Borat Subsequent Movie Film, Rachel Sennott of Shiva Baby star and Pete David of Saturday Night Live. It features the much-talked-about ensemble cast of Song and centers on rich twenty-year-olds. -Someone who plans a hurricane party at a secluded family mansion and turns deadly.
There are plenty of options for movie buffs who want to sweat their palms. Scott Mann’s “Fall” follows best friends Becky and Hunter (Grace Caroline Curry and Virginia Gardner) to climb 2,000 feet to the top of an abandoned radio tower and become stranded. It’s an adrenaline-inducing thriller you’ll notice. The film received mixed reviews varietyOwen Gleiberman, the chief film critic for .
“For those who want to eat ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ and the great rock climbing documentaries ‘Free Solo’ and ‘Dawn Wall’ and keep the shivers going,” he wrote.
Rounding out the weekend is “Mac and Rita”. It’s a funny movie about a 30-year-old writer (played by Elizabeth Lail) spending a wild weekend in Palmer Springs and waking up inside a 70-something body (Keaton). The film has a disgraceful 22% average on his Rotten Tomatoes, so Diane may not be able to convince people other than his Keaton superfans in reviews to go to theaters.
of variety of Critic Amy Nicholson said that Keaton “does what she does best with this material”, adding that “Keaton’s presence is a testament to the likes of Taylor Page, Loretta Devine, Wendie Malick, Lois Smith and Nicole Byer.” It’s the only reason I can imagine talent signing this business.”
Several films will be in limited release, including Bleecker Street’s coming-of-age drama ‘Summering’, Roadside Attraction’s Aubrey Plaza-led heist thriller ‘Emily the Criminal’ and IFC Films’ con artist mystery ‘Rogue Agent’.
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