October 30, 2022
Warner Bros. Pictures’ anti-superhero movie Black Adam continued its box office supremacy, generating an estimated $27.7 million in ticket sales through Oct. 30. The DC Comics-based movie starring Dwayne Johnson in the title role now reportedly tops $111 million in North America after two weekends, and $250 million worldwide.
In the runner-up position for the second weekend was Universal Pictures’ romantic comedy Ticket to Paradise, starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney, with a Projected $10 million in revenue, $33.7 million in North American revenue, and $119 million globally.
Lionsgate’s new release, religious-based thriller Prey for the Devil, opened with an estimated $7 million across almost 3,000 North American screens.
Befitting the Halloween weekend, several other horror-themed movies resonated among moviegoers, including Paramount Pictures’ sleeper hit Smile with $5 million in ticket sales to push its North American tally past $92 million; $176 million globally. Universal’s Halloween Ends is set to sell another $3.8 million worth of tickets to bring its North American tally to $60 million, and $90 million globally. The movie has been streaming for free to Peacock Premium subscribers since its theatrical debut.
Finally, Cinedigm’s low-budget slasher film Terrifier 2, which is distributed through the home entertainment company’s Bloody Disgusting business unit, added another $1.8 million in revenue across 1,550 screens to up its tally past an impressive $7.6 million. The movie was reportedly produced for $250,000.