A 24 record has been set with the $25 million debut of Civil War

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Director Alex Garland’s provocative dystopian thriller “Civil War” lit up the box office with $25.7 million in its debut.
Heading into the weekend, “Civil War” was projected to kick off with $15 million to $20 million.
According to the studio, “Civil War” overperformed in markets like Los Angeles and El Paso, Texas (coincidentally, those states lead the so-called successionist “Western Forces” in the movie).
“Civil War” landed a “B-” CinemaScore, which wouldn’t bode well for most distributors for word of mouth.
“Civil War” cost $50 million, so it’s the studio’s most expensive movie to date.
Audiences are emotionally engaged, and that’s impressive for a thriller.” “Civil War” was this weekend’s only new release, so several holdovers rounded out box office charts.
So far, the animated family film has grossed $173 million in North America and more than $452 million globally.
The sci-fi epic has amassed $272 million in North America and $683 million globally.


“Civil War,” a provocative dystopian thriller from director Alex Garland, opened with a whopping $25.07 million. It’s the first A24 film to top the charts in North America, and it sets a record for the specialty studio based in New York for its opening weekend. The largest R-rated start of the year also occurs at this time.

“Civil War” was expected to open with $15 million to $20 million this weekend. With $13 point six million in opening weekend sales, “Hereditary,” which debuted in fourth place in 2018, would have been surpassed as A24’s biggest debut with those ticket sales. The film, which stars Kirsten Dunst as a journalist traveling through a violently divided America, is, however, reaping the rewards of premium large formats like Imax and Dolby Cinemas as well as viewer curiosity about how this blue-state/red-state rift plays out and whether it hits too close to home in an election year. The studio claims that “Civil War” did better in markets such as Los Angeles and El Paso, Texas (which, incidentally, are the states that lead the so-called successionist “Western Forces” in the film).

The movie “Civil War” received a “B-” CinemaScore, which was not good news for most distributors in terms of word-of-mouth marketing. However, A24, the production company behind films like “Beau Is Afraid,” “Killing of a Sacred Deer,” and “The Lobster,” has made it an art form and a science to simultaneously shock, delight, and divide audiences. The studio’s most expensive film to date, “Civil War,” took home $50 million. Prior to the film’s release on theaters across North America, A24 has already sold the rights to international markets, helping the studio recover its investment.

For a dystopian thriller, David A. says, “This is a great opening.”. The movie consultant Franchise Entertainment Research’s gross. Although the story isn’t overtly political, it does stir up political emotions. You have to find a delicate balance. It’s remarkable for a thriller that audiences are emotionally invested. “.

The only new release this weekend was “Civil War,” so a few holdovers completed the box office results. Warner Bros. and “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire,” the massive tentpole from Legendary Entertainment, fell to second place after spending two weekends at the top. In its third outing, the movie made an additional $15,74 million, bringing its total domestic revenue to $157,9 million.

With $5,033,3 million from 3,350 theaters, Sony’s “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” held onto its third-place finish. The science fiction comedy sequel has brought in $160 million worldwide and $96 million domestically after four weeks on the big screen. For a $100 million movie, it’s a mediocre outcome.

“Kung Fu Panda 4” from Universal and DreamWorks Animation climbed to the No. 4 place in its sixth weekend with $5,02 million. The animated family movie has made over $452 million in total revenue worldwide, with $173 million of that coming from North America. Given its $85 million budget, “Kung Fu Panda 4” is positioned favorably during its theatrical run.

After earning $74.3 million during its seventh weekend of release, “Dune: Part Two” completed the top five. With $272 million in North America and $683 million worldwide, the science fiction epic has made a tidy sum. This year’s highest grossing film is this one.

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