‘Joker’ Will Get Last Laugh Over ‘Addams Family’ and ‘Gemini Man’
Last weekend saw Joker deliver the largest October opening weekend of all-time.
However, the overall weekend top twelve was still down -15% compared to last year, which saw not only Venom deliver what was, at the time, the largest October opening weekend, but A Star is Born also opened with nearly $43 million, both en route to $200+ million domestic performances.
At the same time, 2018 is still trailing last year’s overall yearly performance by nearly -6% and while this weekend offers three new wide releases, they aren’t likely to turn the tide.
Paramount’s Gemini Man has already failed to impress critics despite it’s technological wizardry and the Lionsgate comedy Jexi is arriving virtually out of nowhere with little-to-no overall awareness.
Only Uar’s animated feature The Addams Family seems poised for any kind of solid breakout, timed well to play over the next couple of weeks and into Halloween, but it will
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