MALEFICENT 2 Set For Underwhelming $38M U.S. Debut; JOKER and ZOMBIELAND in Second and Third
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film Maleficent: Mistress of Evil brought in just $12.5 million on Friday, which puts it on course for an underwhelming $38 million weekend debut. It was expected to gross $45 to $50 million.
Joker will come in second for its third weekend, with an estimated $28 million.
The second Zombieland film, Double Tap, opened with $10.5 million on Friday, and is expected to make $26 to $27 million. This puts the film slightly ahead of its predecessor, which made $24.7 million in 2009.
Sony's early Halloween offering Zombieland 2: Double Tap opened to a pleasing $10.5 million on Friday in 3,468 theaters for a projected debut of $26 million to $27 million, slightly ahead of the 2009 film ($24.7 million), not adjusted for inflation.
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