AP – While several new movies infiltrated US theatres nationwide this weekend, the two top spots were once again claimed by Marvel and Mario.
In its second weekend, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 added USD60.5 million from North American theatres, according to studio estimates on Sunday. That’s a slim 49 per cent drop from its opening, which is rare for big superhero films that tend to be front-loaded and have big second weekend drops of 60 per cent or more. As the smallest Marvel drop since the beginning of the pandemic, it also answers the “superhero fatigue” question that some floated last weekend. Including USD91.9 million from international showings, Vol. 3 has already grossed over USD528.8 million worldwide.
Second place went to The Super Mario Bros. Movie with USD13 million in its sixth weekend, bringing its domestic grosses just shy of USD536 million. Families with younger children have had almost no other options at the theatres since Mario entered the picture, resulting in repeat viewings and its continued dominance at the box office, where it is still playing in 3,800 locations domestically. Globally, it’s at USD1.2 billion.