It wasn’t a particularly inspiring box office weekend for theaters across the country, but still, M. Night Shyamalan and the cast/crew of ‘Old‘ should be celebrating a victory.
The 50-year-old filmmaker’s horror/thriller flick ‘Old’ took home the top spot at the box office with a $16.5 million debut weekend. That’s certainly not a bad domestic debut, but it’s not all that impressive either, when you compare it to pre-pandemic numbers.
Still though, ‘Old’ is in a much better position than Paramount’s ‘Snake Eyes‘ film, which had a terrible opening weekend. The action-flick starring Henry Golding made just $13.3 million this past weekend against a budget around $100 million. It’s looking like the studio is going to take a huge loss, unless the film is able to perform better overseas. So far, it’s made just over $4 million overseas, but it’s only opened in 37 markets.
‘Space Jam‘ also had a disappointing weekend. After grabbing the top spot last weekend, the film fell hard in its second weekend. It made just $9.6 million, which is a 69% drop from its opening weekend.
So yeah, the box office isn’t back completely yet, but at least we’re talking about it. At least it’s a discussion once again. This time last year, the box office didn’t exist.
Congrats to Shyamalan and the cast of ‘Old’ for the big win. The film was made on just an $18 million budget, so it’s looking like it’ll make a decent profit.