‘A Haunting in Venice’ rakes in $1.2M in box office releases – The Hollywood Reporter

Director Kenneth Branagh A haunting in Venice has kicked off its North American box office run with $1.2 million in previews, just ahead of the final film in the Agatha Christie-inspired film series and other more adult-oriented titles Ticket to paradise. The latter two films each opened with $1.1 million in previews and then achieved a theatrical release of $13 million and $16.5 million, respectively.

Haunted Venicefrom 20th Century Studios and Disney, is also aiming for a $13 million to $15 million domestic release.

This is not far before the last film in the series, Death on the Nile, which opened with $12.8 million in February 2022, when the box office was still in recovery mode. The sequel was among the many films delayed due to COVID-19; It also had to contend with the negative publicity surrounding star Armie Hammer (he doesn’t appear in the new film). The cast of this film also included Gal Gadot and Letitia Wright. Death on the Nile peaked at a muted $137.3 million worldwide.

In 2017 Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express It became a surprise success after grossing $28.6 million domestically and earning more than $350 million worldwide. (The ensemble cast of the first film includes Michelle Pfeiffer and Johnny Depp.)

In addition to directing, Branagh also reprises his role as the legendary detective Hercule Poirot in The Movie A haunting in Vencie. The ensemble cast also includes Camille Cottin, Michelle Yeoh, Tina Fey, Jamie Dornan, Jude Hill, Kyle Allen and Riccardo Scamarcio.

Similar to other recent films, Branagh’s film had to make its final publicity push without the help of its cast due to the ongoing actors’ strike.

The filmmakers are hoping for a boost from good reviews A haunting in Venicewhich currently has a 78 percent critic score on Rotten Tomatoes, compared to 61 percent for Death on the Nile and 62 percent for Orient express. The story follows the famous detective, now retired and living in Venice, as he tries to solve the murder of a young woman he met at a séance.

Disney, which took over the adult franchise with its purchase of 20th Century Fox, left the latest film’s budget at $60 million to $70 million, up from nearly $100 million Death on the Nile.

Craig Gillespies Dumb Money, about the 2021 GameStop stock phenomenon driven by individual investors through social media, is out in limited release this weekend. Sony had planned to release the film nationwide on September 22, but decided to move more slowly due to the strike and the actors’ inability to promote the film.

Stupid money Cast: Paul Dano and Pete Davidson. America Ferrera, Seth Rogen, Shailene Woodley and Anthony Ramos star in the film, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.

Brian Ashcraft

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