Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum are box office champions as The Lost City beats The Batman

Those who have paid attention to the world of the box in recent months have surely recognized the precarious state of the cinema industry. While big blockbusters like Matt Reeves The Batman and Jon Watts Spider-Man: No Coming Home did amazing business, the smaller, non-IP versions had a harder time getting attention. It’s been a troubling time, but it’s made Aaron and Adam Nee’s big hit The lost city this important weekend.

Check out the full Top 10 below and join me after for an analysis!

Lost City weekend ticket office from May 25 to 27, 2022

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1. The Lost City* $31,000,000 $31,000,000 4,253
2. The Batman $20,500,000 $331,951,314 1 3,967
3. RRR: Rise, Roar, Revolt* $9,500,000 $9,500,000 1,200
4. Uncharted $5,000,000 $133,550,542 3 3,416
5. Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie $4,575,435 $27,719,156 2 2,418
6.X $2,229,531 $8,298,028 4 2,920
7. Dog $2,108,012 $57,874,950 5 2,839
8. Spider-Man: No Coming Home $2,000,000 800 $588,139 6 2003
9. Sing 2 $1,280,000 $160,256,880 ten 2,626
10. Infinite Storm* $751,296 $751,296 1,525

Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum’s First Weekend in The Lost City Is a Huge Victory for the Cinematic Experience

While predictions last week says that The lost city Watched a total between $25-30 million in its first three days, the new rom-com managed to hit the high end of expectations with a stellar start of $31 million at the box office (according to Numbers). There’s still a long way to go before it becomes profitable on paper, as the film was made on a production budget of $74 million – not including marketing and publicity costs – but it’s a great launch for the movie, and the third-biggest so far in 2022 (earning more than Jeff Tremaine’s two Fooled forever and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett’s Yell did so on their respective opening weekends.)

The most exciting part of these results is the fact that this is the best start for a feature that hasn’t been part of an existing franchise since the pandemic began. Prior to The lost cityit was Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin Dog which set the high point of 2022, the move grossing $14.9 million when it first faced Ruben Fleischer Unexplored at the end of February – but this success is much more important than that. The original film also successfully eclipsed Shawn Levy’s opening weekend performances. free guy ($28.4 million) and Byron Howard, Jared Bush and Charise Castro Smith Encanto ($27.2 million). It’s a big win.

The success of The lost city is also huge for Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum, as it ranks in the Top 10 best openers for both of their careers. For context, the new version made roughly the same amount of money as Anne Fletcher’s two. Proposal and Phil Lord and Chris Miller 21 jump street – two titles that are considered among the greatest successes of Bullock and Tatum’s careers.

Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum in The Lost City

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Due to its familiar plot, The lost city has been compared to Robert Zemeckis Romanticize the stonea four quadrants classic, and the box office performance of the new movie suggests it as a similar type of win. According to VarietyAudience demographics show that women drove the majority of the film’s business this weekend (around 56%), but it’s also significant that moviegoers aged and under 35 bought tickets to see it.

That kind of wide reach could be an indicator that the new hit will be able to show off some healthy legs as it goes with the titles Hollywood has planned to arrive in April – including franchise titles like this one. by Daniel Espinosa. Morbius with Jared Leto and Jeff Fowler sonic the hedgehog 2 with Ben Schwartz and Jim Carrey. From an industry health perspective, hopefully it will continue to perform well, as its success may ultimately help major studios have more confidence in their original features and stop skipping weekends. .

The Batman May Not Be Number One Nationally Anymore, But He Still Hit a Big Milestone

With The lost city becoming the new “Number One Movie in America”, The Batman lost a title he held for three straight weeks, but it’s not all bad news. Not only has the comic book blockbuster successfully added another $20.5 million to its domestic haul (bringing the total to around $332 million), but it continues to smash overseas, and it’s now doing part of the very exclusive club of films that have grossed over $600. million since the start of the global pandemic.

Only three other Hollywood titles have made so much money selling tickets for the theatrical experience. Spider-Man: No Coming Home is the grand champion, having earned $1.89 billion to date, but also part of the club are Cary Joji Fukunaga no time to die ($762.5 million) and Justin Lin’s F9 ($721.1 million). So far, the latest Caped Crusader movie has grossed $631.1 million worldwide, which means it’s conceivable that the film will eventually make over $700 million before hitting the big screen.

RRR: Rise, Roar, Revolt make impressive and unexpected domestic debuts

Similar to how the success of Sunghoo Park Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie surprised us last week, this time around we have another import that managed to post some impressive numbers at the box office. of SS Rajamouli RRR: Rise, Roar, Revolt is an Indian Telugu language that has played in 1,200 venues over the past three days and sold enough tickets to earn not only $9.5 million but also the third spot in the National Top 10.

Even more impressive is the fact that the figures put forward by RRR: Rise, Roar, Revolt means it had the tenth biggest opening of 2022 so far, with the film surpassing movies like Kat Corio’s Marry me (which had a theatrical/digital hybrid release over Valentine’s Day weekend) and Simon Kinberg’s star-studded thriller The 355 from January.

Looking ahead to next weekend, this Friday will see The lost city to be in competition with Morbius as the big new title in the film industry. The comic book movie’s relationship to the Spider Man candor and Jared Leto’s star power see him making a lot of money? Or will the surge of romantic comedy buzz keep it afloat and see it claim its second box office crown?

Be sure to check back here on CinemaBlend next Sunday to see the full results – and in the meantime, you can catch a glimpse of everything that’s set to hit the big screen in the coming weeks/months by heading to our release. film calendar 2022.

Kimberly B. Nguyen