October 7, 2022
Paramount Pictures’ sleeper horror hit Smile is looking to repeat its domestic weekend box office reign with a projected $14 million in second-week ticket sales. But that tally could come up short to the $15 million estimated for Sony/Columbia Pictures’ debut of Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, a live-action/animated musical comedy featuring the voice of singer Shawn Mendes as Lyle the crocodile.
The weekend’s second new release is Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ Amsterdam, a period comedy from director David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook), and featuring an all-star cast that includes Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, Chris Rock, Anya Taylor-Joy, Zoe Saldana, Mike Myers, Michael Shannon, Taylor Swift, Rami Malek and Robert De Niro, among others.
Returning weekend movies include Sony’s The Woman King ($4.7 million), Warner Bros. Pictures’ Don’t Worry Darling ($3.9 million), Universal Pictures’ gay romance Bros ($2.9 million), and 20th Century Studios’ Barbarian ($2.1 million) and re-release of 2009’s Avatar ($2 million).