March 27, 2022
Paramount Pictures’ romantic adventure The Lost City took in an estimated $31 million across more than 4,200 North American screens to unseat Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Batman from atop the domestic box office. The dark actioner, which stars Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz, earned another $20 million and has sold more than $332 million tickets in North America ($675 million globally) since its March 4 release.
For “Lost City,” the Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum action comedy performed as expected, due in part to good screen chemistry between the stars, Tatum’s concurrent theatrical success, Dog ($2.1 million), and Bullock’s appeal among female moviegoers. It was also her first big screen appearance since 2018. The actress’ previous two movies — Bird Box and The Unforgivable — screened exclusively on Netflix to record viewership on the streaming platform.
Rounding out the weekend podium was newcomer RRR, an Indian war drama set in the 1920’s. The indie film generated an impressive $9.5 million across 1,200 screens. That was enough to best Sony Pictures’ Uncharted with $5 million, Crunchyroll’s Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie with $4.6 million, A24’s horror film X with $2.2 million and Sony’s enduring revenue generator Spider-Man: No Way Home with $2 million.
Overall, the domestic box office weekend finished up more than 2% with $82 million in revenue compared with $80 million in the previous-weekend period.
With $800.6 million, No Way Home becomes just the third film to cross $800 million at the domestic box office, following 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens and 2019’s Avengers: Endgame. It’s global cume now stands at $1.89 billion.