Box Office: ‘Wonka’ Triumphs Again as Jason Blum and James Wan’s ‘Night Swim’ Debuts to $12 Million

Night Swim,” a supernatural thriller produced by horror mavens Jason Blum and James Wan, waded to second place in its debut.

The film, marking the first nationwide release of the year, collected a moderate $12 million from 3,200 North American theaters.Those ticket sales weren’t enough to topple “Wonka,” which claimed first place again with $14.4 million in its fourth weekend of release.

Night Swim” didn’t make a splash at the international box office with just $5.7 million from 36 markets, bringing its global tally to $17.7 million.

The film cost $15 million, so it doesn’t have a high bar for profitability.That’s probably a relief to Universal because neither audiences nor critics were fond of “Night Swim,” which holds a dismal 27% on Rotten Tomatoes and landed a “C” CinemaScore.

It follows a family who finds out that an otherwordly presence haunts the backyard swimming pool in their new home.

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