Los Angeles: According to industry analyst Exhibitor Relations, Disney’s new animated musical fantasy picture “Encanto” topped the North American box office for the three-day weekend, grossing an estimated $27 million.
Its box office performance fell short of past family-friendly Thanksgiving weekend releases like “Frozen II” and “Coco,” but it was nonetheless considered as a sign that family films are beginning to recover in the post-pandemic age.
“Encanto,” directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and featuring original music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, depicts the storey of a Colombian family endowed with exceptional abilities, save for daughter Mirabel, who is forced to save the others. Stephanie Beatriz, John Leguizamo, and Diane Guerrero are among the voice actors.
Sony’s family-friendly “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” did well as well. The latest instalment in the bizarre supernatural franchise raked in an estimated $24.5 million over the weekend, putting it in second place.
“Afterlife” stars Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, and Mckenna Grace in a spooky tale that has migrated from 1980s Manhattan to today’s small-town Oklahoma, directed by Jason Reitman, whose father Ivan Reitman directed the original 37 years ago.
Ridley Scott’s new murder drama “House of Gucci” came in third place with $14.2 million, a respectable showing for an adult-oriented film at a time when Covid worries have kept many older viewers at home.
The MGM/United Artists picture stars Adam Driver as Maurizio Gucci, the furious ex-wife who hired a hitman to assassinate Gucci outside his Milan office in 1995, and Lady Gaga as Patrizia Reggiani, the vengeful ex-wife who hired a hitman to murder Gucci outside his Milan office in 1995.
Al Pacino, Salma Hayek, Jeremy Irons, and Jared Leto are among the cast members.
“Eternals,” a Disney/Marvel superhero picture, came in fourth place with $7.9 million, surpassing a domestic total of $150 million. In the narrative of an eternal species of aliens that emerge from hiding to save the Earth, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden, and Gemma Chan appear.
The new “Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City” from Sony and Screen Gems came in fifth. Kaya Scodelario and Robbie Amell feature in the video game adaption, which grossed $5.3 million.
Rounding out the top 10 were:
“Clifford the Big Red Dog” ($4.9 million)
“King Richard” ($3.3 million)
“Dune” ($2.2 million)
“No Time to Die” ($1.8 million)
“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” ($1.6 million)
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