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Priscilla Premiere Getty.jpg

Box Office Report: This Elvis is Taller

By Kayleigh Donaldson | Film | November 6, 2023 |

By Kayleigh Donaldson | Film | November 6, 2023 |


Priscilla Premiere Getty.jpg

The post-Halloween weekend meant that horror movie Five Nights at Freddy’s was probably always going to stay on the top spot at the box office, unless Taylor Swift added some zombie content to her Eras Tour film. Spoiler: she didn’t. So, Universal and Blumhouse’s movie remained comfortably in its number one spot, even with a startling 75.8% drop in gross from last week. Reviews weren’t great so it’s possible word-of-mouth made an impact. All the mega-fans of the franchise saw this film in its opening weekend and didn’t seem to return for more, although I imagine a sequel is all but guaranteed.

Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla opened in an extra 1,355 theatres this past weekend, which saw it jump from number 20 to four in the rankings with a $5.084 million intake. It’s unlikely this one will be the hit that Elvis was, mostly because it was never designed to be such. Coppola is many things but not a commercial megastar.

Radical, a drama starring Eugenio Derbez, debuted at number five with $2.73 million from 419 locations. What Happens Later, the long-awaited return of Meg Ryan to the rom-com genre, landed at number nine with $1.56 million from 1,492 theatres.

Revenge drama The Marsh King’s Daughter, starring Daisy Ridley, debuted at number 13 with $849,120, while the delightfully titled anime film The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes made $75,000 from 167 cinemas.

In limited release news: All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt, the A24 drama from Sundance, made $12,529 from three theatres; the meta-documentary Subject, about the various subjects of documentaries, grossed $7,500 from two locations; and the drama At the Gates brought in $5,186 from one place.

This coming week sees the release of Marvel’s uh, The Marvels.

You can check out the rest of the weekend box office here.