On what is expected to be the worst weekend for movie ticket sales so far this year Consumables 4 grossed $8.3 million in its opening weekend, marking the worst opening for a film in the Jason Statham-directed franchise. It was narrowly defeated by The Nun IIwhich continues its triumph at the box office in September.
The Lionsgate and Millennium’s Consumables 4which was financed by Millennium, opened in 3,400 theaters and was expected to gross an estimated $15 million through the weekend before it dropped out.
It is the first entry in the franchise in almost a decade, following 2014 The consumables 3. This film grossed $15.8 million in its opening weekend and went on to gross a total of $214 million at the worldwide box office. The franchise started in 2010 with $35 million and 2014 with $28 million. The first three Consumables In total, the films grossed an impressive $800 million at the global box office.
Sylvester Stallone and Statham return to the Blow-Em-Up franchise alongside former Dolph Lundgren and Randy Couture. The film’s official synopsis reads: “The Expendables are the world’s last line of defense and the team called when all other options are off the table. But new team members with new styles and tactics will give ‘new blood’ a whole new meaning.” Megan Fox, 50 Cent, Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Jacob Scipio and Levy Tran are among the series’ newcomers, along with Andy Garacia.
Topping Consumables 4 is a box office holdover from New Line/Warner’s The Nun II, which is expected to gross $8.4 million in its third weekend, bringing its domestic haul to nearly $70 million to date. Worldwide, the film will cross the $200 million mark, with an international gross of $20.8 million.
Other remnants include Disney’s A haunting in Venice. The latest installment in Kenneth Branagh’s Agatha Christie-inspired film series has grossed $25 million after its second weekend in theaters, where it grossed $6.3 million. The film is at $71 million worldwide.
In fourth place is Denzel Washington Equalizer 3which grossed $4.7 million and topped $80 million at the domestic box office. Barbie rounded out the top five, grossing $3.2 million in its tenth week of release. The Greta Gerwig-directed feature film currently has worldwide box office revenue of $1.41 billion, of which $630 million comes from the domestic box office.
Elsewhere, Sony continued its launch Stupid money in a limited release that will expand from eight theaters to 616 locations and is expected to gross $2.8 million over two weekends.
Me, Tonya Filmmaker Craig Gillespie directed the R-rated comedy about the GameStop stock market story that took the news cycle by storm during the COVID-19 pandemic (and inspired several Hollywood projects in the process). Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, Shailene Woodley and Pete Davidson are among the stars of the ensemble cast.
The domestic box office is weathering weeks of poor performance, with hot fall awards films and the highly anticipated Taylor Swift. Epochs Concert film still in sight. Of course, Hollywood’s biggest focus this weekend probably isn’t what’s happening at the multiplex. Instead, all eyes are on AMPTP and WGA as they continue negotiations to end a historic strike that has lasted about 145 days, studio sources say THR that the AMPTP has submitted its “best and final” offer.