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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Box Office: ‘Joker’ Laughs with another $55-M in North America


 Joker has earned$55-M in its 2nd frame for a 10-Day NA take of $192.7-M and a huge global take $543.9-M.

Joker stayed at #1, as MGM and United Artists Releasing’s animated family pic The Addams Family came in strong at #2 with $30.3-M, burying Ang Lee’s big-budget Gemini Man that followed at #3 with $20.5-M.

The VFX-heavy Gemini Man opens 3 years after Mr. Lee’s last movie, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, came DOA at the box office, as he used cutting-edge technology to shoot both films in high frame rates for 3D screens.

Gemini Man, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and Addams Family each earned a B+ CinemaScore.

Jexi, the final theatrical release from CBS Films, also opened nationwide this weekend from Lionsgate. The comedy placed # 8 with roughly $3.1-M.

At the speciality box office

SKorea’s Parasite lit up the specialty box office with a location average of $125,421, the best since La La Land ($176,221). The Neon release boasts a rare 99% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and is playing in 3 theaters in New York and Los Angeles. It also scored the Top opening location in modern times for a foreign-language film.

The holdovers

DreamWorks Animation and Universal’s Abominable placed # 4 in its 2nd weekend with and $108.1-M globally.

The Universal empire took #5 with Focus Features’ Downton Abby marking an impressive $152.2-M globally.

Have some fun, see a movie this week.

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