Maybe I’m just out of touch, but I’m surprised that The Nun II managed to absolutely clean house at the box office this weekend. The semi-belated sequel to the 2018 original went up against a fairly solid selection of releases and managed to more than double the second-place entry’s gross. At the domestic box office, The Nun II took $32.6 million with another $52.7 million internationally. That’s a small drop from the original film, but still more than enough to cover the reported $40 million budget.
In second place came The Equalizer 3 with $12.1 million, which fell off about 65% from last week. Word of mouth has been good on the film, but I guess fans just weren’t interested in going for round two with the Denzel sequel. Third came the incredibly belated sequel My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 with a decent take of $10 million. Fourth was new entry Jawan, a Hindi language film that has already done incredible business overseas. Domestically, it made $6.1 million and looks to make records for foreign film releases.
Following those movies were the old stalwarts from weeks prior. Barbie came in fifth with $5.7 million, Blue Beetle was sixth with $3.8 million, and Gran Turismo landed seventh with $3.3 million. Oppenheimer came in eighth with $3 million and it seems that Barbenheimer fever may finally be over.
Here are the top ten films for the weekend of September 8-10, 2023. All totals are domestic:
- The Nun II – $32.6 million
- The Equalizer 3 – $12.1 million
- My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 – $10 million
- Jawan – $6.1 million
- Barbie – $5.7 million
- Blue Beetle – $3.8 million
- Gran Turismo – $3.3 million
- Oppenheimer – $3 million
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem – $2.6 million
- Bottoms – $2 million