November 4, 2021
After two weeks sitting atop both the theater count chart and more importantly at the box office, Dune will take a backseat this week. The film opened domestically two weeks ago and has earned just north of $75 million. This week it drops down to 3,546 theaters, which is not enough to keep at the top of our list, but still widely available to see on the big screen. There’s no surprise that the honor of widest release this week goes to Walt Disney’s Eternals. The latest MCU feature, directed by Chloé Zhao and carrying a $200-million budget is set to launch in 4,090 locations across North America. The superhero blockbuster amassed $7.6 million from 14 international territories from rollouts beginning on Wednesday. Hitting theaters on Wednesday next week, the family-friendly film, Clifford the Big Red Dog is set to open in 3,400 locations. The animated-live action hybrid stars veteran actor John Cleese and Darby Camp and of course the amiable Clifford. Also making its way to the big screen this week is the biographical psychological drama Spencer. The movie from Neon Films which stars Kristen Stewart as Lady Diana will debut in a confirmed 996 locations.
Rounding out the top five this week is Halloween Kills, playing in 3,098 theaters, Last Night in Soho, keeping its 3,016 location count from last week, and lastly, former box office topper, No Time to Die just behind in 3,007 theaters.
New in limited release this week is The Beta Test. The satirical thriller follows a married Hollywood agent who receives a mysterious letter for an anonymous sexual encounter and becomes ensnared in a sinister world of lying, murder and infidelity. The film releases in 25 locations.
After Clifford on Wednesday, next weekend has only one wide release. The historical drama Belfast, which chronicles a nine-year-old boy growing up in Belfast in the 1960s, is set to open in an estimated 600 cinemas.
Note: FUNimation count is an estimate from Box Office Pro.
|Halloween Kills||Universal Pictures||3,098||3,616||-518|
|Last Night in Soho||Focus Features||3,016||3,016|
|No Time to Die||United Artists Releasing||3,007||3,507||-500|
|Ron’s Gone Wrong||20th Century Studios||2,650||3,560||-900|
|Venom: Let There be Carnage||Sony Pictures||2,640||3,278||-638|
|The Addams Family 2||United Artists Releasing||1,807||2,757||-950|
|My Hero Academia: World Heroes’s Mission||FUNimation||1,425||1,602||-177|
|The French Dispatch||Searchlight Pictures||1,205||788||+417|
|A Mouthful of Air||Sony Pictures||723||816||-93|
|Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings||Walt Disney||440||1,115||-665|
|The Last Duel||20th Century Studios||220||950||-730|
|Dear Evan Hansen||Universal Pictures||199||292||-93|
|Free Guy||20th Century Studios||95||185||-90|
|Jungle Cruise||Walt Disney||75||100||-25|
|The Beta Test||IFC Films||25||New|
|I’m Your Man||Bleecker Street||3||13||-10|
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Theater counts: Eternals unseat Dune with a 4,090-location debut – The Numbers