Weekend Box Office: ‘Joker’ Remains on Top; ‘Addams Family’ Bests ‘Gemini Man’
The smash hit ‘Joker‘ earned $55 million in its second weekend for a 10-day domestic total of $192.7 million and a massive global haul of $543.9 million.
Meanwhile, just released Halloween family movie ‘The Addams Family‘ came in a strong No. 2 with $30.3 million, above expectations and burying Ang Lee’s big-budget ‘Gemini Man‘ which followed at No. 3 with an estimated $20.5 million.
The CG-animated Addams Family features a star-studded voice cast led by Oscar Isaac and Charlize Theron, along with Chloe Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll and Bette Midler. The film cost approximately $50 million to produce before marketing.
Gemini Man, from Skydance and Paramount, reportedly cost $140 million to make and will need to do big business overseas if it isn’t to lose money.
Outside of the groundbreaking technology used to create a younger version of Smith, critics have ravaged Lee’s film. The story follows an elite assassination who faces off with a younger version of himself.
Jexi, the final theatrical release from CBS Films, also opened nationwide this weekend via Lionsgate. The comedy ranked No. 8 with a haul of $3.1 million.
South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho’s acclaimed Parasite graced the specialty box office and made a location average of $125,421 — the best since La La Land ($176,221) three years ago. It also scored the best opening location average in modern times for a foreign-language film.