‘Garfield’ & ‘Furiosa’ In Dead Heat Over Memorial Day

UPDATE EARLY SUNDAY AM: The 4-day fight between Warner Bros. Furiosa and Alcon/Sony The Garfield Movie will drag on until Monday, with both titles currently in a bind heading for $31 million over 4 days, $25 million over 3 days.

There are those that show the 48-year-old cartoon feline eating the desert penguin renegade’s lunch with $31 million to $30.96 million, but that’s too close at the moment. Regarding, to Garfield upsetting Furiosa, We told you it was planned.

If Garfield Or Furiosa wins, this will be the lowest opening for a Memorial Day Weekend No. 1 title in 29 years, the last being in 1995 Casper at $22 million.

After beating Furiosa Saturday, $8.3 million to $8 million, Garfield seems to have the advantage over her on Sunday and Monday. Garfield is reserved for 4,035 boosted by some PLFS. Furiosa is in play at 3,804 extracts from 400 auditoriums Imax, Dolby, 4DX, D-box, etc.

Some criticize Warners for launching the last part of its campaign too late, in May. Realize they started Furiosa at the end of the fourth quarter at Brazil Comic-Con with Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth in tow. That’s a pretty big platform from which to spread word of mouth, and it’s the same place where Warners relaunched the campaign for Legendary’s. Dune: part two. Others think the slowdown here comes from Taylor-Joy taking over the title role from Charlize Theron. Either way, the reality is that Furiosa And Mad Max appeal to a limited fanboy, predominantly male audience. It’s rated R, not five quad, which is why there wasn’t much heat when the trailer was first dropped in November.

During PostTrak outings, 52% reported going to Furiosa because it was part of a franchise they love, while 34% cited director George Miller, 32% cited Taylor-Joy and 25% cited Chris Hemsworth. Regarding Garfieldthe main reason people bought tickets was because it looked like fun.

Sony and Alcon are delighted to have relaunched Garfield and who can disagree. Pic’s opening, even over 3 days, beats previous debut from 2006 Garfield: a tail of two kittens ($7.2 million over 3 days) and 2004 Garfield: the movie which opened to $21.7 million. The Garfield Movie on a production cost of $60 million before P&A was necessarily profitable with $50 million already in hand since its offshore release.

Paramount IF in 4,068 theaters, it is still third with a second weekend of $15.6 million, -54%, after a Saturday of $6 million, +41% from Friday’s $4.3 million . The 4 days are $20.2 million, the cumulative total by EOD Monday is $62.7 million.

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes by 20th Century Studios/Disney in 3,550 theaters posted $5 million on Saturday, +48% from Friday. The third weekend is worth $12.8 million, -50%, all 4 days are worth $16.5 million and the running total is $125.9 million. The pic became the first summer 2024 title to cross the $100 million mark last weekend. You see, there is a pulse in the market.

The fifth goes to Universal Scapegoat at 2,955 with a Saturday of $2.3 million, +44%, for a day in 3 of $6 million, a day in 4 of $7.6 million and a cumulative total at the end of Monday of $73.8 million.

The religious title from Angel Studios View collapses with $830,000 on Saturday, down 24% from Friday’s $1 million, resulting in 3 days of $2.8 million and 4 days of $3.6 million.

The first part of our analysis of the weekend and why we should not worry about the fate of the theater, click here.

We will have more updates for you on Monday.

Gn entert
News Source : deadline.com


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