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Box Office: Action Comedy ‘Free Guy’ Has Great $28.4-M Open

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The action-comedy grossed $28.4-M from 4,165 North American theaters to easily Top the chart. Overseas, it took in $22.5-M from 41 markets for a global start of $51-M

Free Guy bested the domestic launch of The Suicide Squad a wk ago. Director Levy’s film is receiving a 45-day exclusive theatrical release in theaters before going to Disney. From Warner Bros., Suicide Squad was made available simultaneously on HBO Max.

Among those turning out, 71% of the audience was under the age of 35, including 50% between ages 18 and 34, the most likely group to go to theaters in the VirusCasedemic era. Males made up 59% of the audience, while Free Guy did huge business on Imax and other premium large format screens that are a major draw for fans.

Sony and Stage 6’s home-invasion horror pic Don’t Breathe 2 debuted in 2nd place with $10.6-M and was aided by a diverse audience.

The sequel, earning a B CinemaScore, was helmed by Rodo Sayagues in his feature directorial debut.

Aretha Franklin biopic Respect opened in 4th place with $8.8-M. Respect earned an A CinemaScore and strong exits. It played to an ethnic audience; 48% of the audience was black.

Among holdovers

Disney’s Jungle Cruise came in 3rd in its 3rd weekend. The movie received a simultaneous release in cinemas and on Disney+ Premier Access

Jungle Cruise finished Sunday with a domestic total of $82.1-M and $72.2-M overseas for a global take of $154.3-M.

Have some fun, see a movie in a theater this wk, Keep the Faith, the chaos is almost over.

Paul Ebeling
Paul A. Ebeling, a polymath, excels, in diverse fields of knowledge Including Pattern Recognition Analysis in Equities, Commodities and Foreign Exchange, and he is the author of "The Red Roadmaster's Technical Report on the US Major Market Indices, a highly regarded, weekly financial market commentary. He is a philosopher, issuing insights on a wide range of subjects to over a million cohorts. An international audience of opinion makers, business leaders, and global organizations recognize Ebeling as an expert.   

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