Box Office Results - 'Crawl' and 'Stuber'
Another off week as studios continue to flee from the weeks following big tent-pole releases. There were still a few films that missed the Spidey-memo this week and trickled into theaters, even one that sort of, I guess, broke out to a degree. Let’s look at the numbers:
Box Office: $12 million
With an economic budget of $13.5 million, Crawl, this creature feature about rampant Alligators gobbling people up in a city during a hurricane managed a decent $12 million this weekend, which is good considering I had barely heard of this film before it came out. The film also subverted expectations and received pretty positive scores from critics, so it’s sort of a double win for Paramount. Hopefully it holds up against the likes of The Lion King next week. I predict that Crawl…crawls its way to $28 million by the end of its run.
Box Office: $8.2 million
Stuber, a buddy comedy starring Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista got mediocre reviews, and coincidentally, its box office receipts this weekend were just that: mediocre. Fortunately the film only cost around $16 million, making its $8.2 million box office take not nearly as disastrous as it looks, That said, don’t expect Stuber 2 any time soon, if at all. Look for Stuber to triple its opening take with around $25 million. There aren’t really that many comedies in the market right now and counter-programming should help the film keep its head above water for maybe another weekend or two.
The Top 10
1. Spider-Man: Far From Home - $45.4 million (-51%) $274.6 million
2. Toy Story 4 - $20.9 million (-38.1%) $346.7 million
3. Crawl - $12 million (NEW) $12 million
4. Stuber - $8.2 million (NEW) $8.2 million
5. Yesterday - $6.7 million (-33.3%) $48.3 million
6. Aladdin - $6.2 million (-17.9%) $331.8 million
7. Annabelle Come Home - $5.6 million (-40.5%) $60.8 million
8. Midsommar - $3.7 million (-44.1%) $18.5 million
9. The Secret Life of Pets 2 - $3.2 million (-31.4%) $147.2 million
10. Men In Black International - $2.2 million (-41.3%) $76.5 million
Source: Box Office Mojo, IMDB