‘Bullet Practice’ repeats No. 1; ‘Prime Gun’ flies again up ranks

NEW YORK (AP) – The Brad Pitt motion movie “Bullet Practice” led all motion pictures in ticket gross sales for a second straight weekend, in line with studio estimates Sunday, whereas a quiet spell in theaters and unbelievable endurance allowed “Prime Gun: Maverick” to rocket again into third place in its twelfth week of launch.

After launching the earlier weekend with about $30 million on the field workplace, “Bullet Practice” pulled in $13.4 million in its second go-around. David Leitch’s assassin-crowded movie, made for $90 million, has grossed $54.4 million in two weeks for Sony Photos. Globally, “Bullet Practice” has grossed $114.5 million.

Three new movies went into huge launch however none cracked the highest 5 movies. The slowdown – an anticipated however nonetheless acute late-summer downturn in large releases – gave loads of airspace for the yr’s greatest film, “Maverick,” to make one other fly-by in theaters.

Almost three months after opening in Might, Paramount Photos put the “Prime Gun” sequel again on various large-format screens and elevated its theater rely from 2,760 to three,181. It got here away with $7.2 million, bringing its cumulative whole to $673.8 million. Paramount’s greatest smash ever, “Maverick” sits at seventh all-time in home field workplace, not accounting for inflation, proper above “Titanic” and just under “Avengers: Infinity Struggle.”

The uncommonly long term for “Prime Gun: Maverick” is even rarer at a time when studios have shrunk theatrical home windows, sometimes sending motion pictures to streaming companies after about 45 days in theaters.

“Prime Gun: Maverick” was very narrowly edged for second place by Warner Bros.’ “DC League of Tremendous-Pets.” Warner Bros. estimated Sunday that its animated film took in $7.17 million in its third week of launch, only a nostril above the $7.15 million for “Maverick.” Remaining figures Monday ought to break the near-tie.

However whereas “Prime Gun: Maverick” has been a boon to theaters recovering from the pandemic, the thinly scheduled canine days of August – and probably a bit of September – will pose a take a look at to the trade. This weekend, the most important new movie in nationwide theaters was A24’s “Our bodies Our bodies Our bodies,” a Gen Z horror comedy that expanded to 1,269 areas after final week’s opening in restricted launch. It got here in eighth with $3.3 million.

Lionsgate’s “The Fall,” about two mates stranded atop a 2,000-foot radio tower, debuted with $2.5 million. Diane Keaton’s body-swap comedy “Mack & Rita” opened with simply $1 million in ticket gross sales for Gravitas Ventures.

In total gross sales it was the bottom ticket-selling weekend of the summer season. With few new huge releases on faucet – together with two Idris Elba titles: the safari thriller “Beast” (Aug. 19) and George Miller’s “Three Thousand Years of Longing” (Aug. 26) – moviegoing is more likely to gradual additional within the coming weeks.

Estimated ticket gross sales for Friday via Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, in line with Comscore. Remaining home figures will probably be launched Monday.

1. “Bullet Practice,” $13.4 million.

2. “DC League of Tremendous-Pets,” $7.2 million

3. “Prime Gun: Maverick,” $7.2 million.

4. “Thor: Love and Thunder,” $5.3 million.

5. “Nope,” $5.3 million.

6. “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” $4.9 million.

7. “The place the Crawdads Sing,” $4 million.

8. “Our bodies Our bodies Our bodies,” $3.3 million.

9. “Elvis,” $2.6 million.

10. “Fall,” $2.5 million.

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