/Spiral Tops The Weekend Box Office With Tepid $8.7 Million Debut
Spiral Tops The Weekend Box Office With Tepid $8.7 Million Debut

Spiral Tops The Weekend Box Office With Tepid $8.7 Million Debut

As more cinemas begin reopening around the country, the last weekend of new releases were off to a slow start at the North American box office. Spiral: From the Book of Saw only managed to earn $8.7 million, well below the $10-$15 million it was originally projected to make. Interestingly, Spiral’s debut still makes for a sixth number one opening for a Saw movie, although this achievement comes amidst different circumstances, lukewarm reviews, and very little competition in its way due to the current coronavirus pandemic.

Spiral dethroned the newest Guy Ritchie action film Wrath of Man, as not even Jason Statham could hold onto the top spot for more than a single week. HBO Max’s western starring Angelina Jolie, Those Who Wish Me Dead, had a third-place debut and made $2.8 million, while anime powerhouse Demon Slayer: Mugen Train scored another $1.77 million in fourth place.

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Rounding out the top five was Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon, which held onto its fifth-place spot with another $1.7 million in the box office bank. After eleven weeks, the animated adventure currently has a domestic gross of $46 million.

Godzilla vs. Kong continued to have a kaiju-sized presence at cinemas, as its seventh week on the movie circuit saw it slip from fourth-place to sixth while grabbing $1.4 million worth of ticket sales.

Other new films over the weekend included the romance movie Finding You and the suspenseful thriller Profile, which opened in eighth and ninth place respectively.

Weekend Box Office Results – May 14-16

Rank Film Gross Theaters
1 Spiral $8.7 million 2811
2 Wrath of Man $3.7 million 3007
3 Those Who Wish Me Dead $2.8 million 3118
4 Demon Slayer: Mugen Train $1.77 million 1930
5 Raya and the Last Dragon $1.7 million 2285
6 Godzilla vs. Kong $1.46 million 2484
7 Mortal Kombat $1.32 million 2465
8 Finding You $954,297 1312
9 Profile $670,000 2033
10 Here Today $530,000 1200