‘Demon Slayer’ Anime Tops ‘Mortal Kombat’ at the Box Office as Both Drop Over 70 Percent
This weekend saw the debut of two appealing studio titles, neither of which will be in theaters.
“Without Remorse,” Paramount’s relaunch of their Tom Clancy franchise and “The Mitchells vs the Machines,” from Sony Animation, launched on Amazon Prime and Netflix, respectively, free to subscribers.
On the Netflix chart, “Mitchells” immediately placed at #1.The cinemas could have used their momentum.
This weekend, the only new release was horror film “Separation,” which earned $1.8 million.
“Mortal” and “Demon.” each fell over 70 percent.It isn’t unusual for big openers to drop half or more in their second weeks, but new competition opening is usually a contributing factor.
It also appears that the titles’ audiences showed less crossover interest.
Total business for the weekend will be around $24 million, about 60 percent less than last week.Exhibitors hoped for momentum,
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