Bob Marley Remains On Most sensible Over Demon Slayer


Paramount’s hit biopic Bob Marley: One Love fought off three new releases to remain on top of the domestic box office with an estimated $13.5 million (-53%), per Deadline. The musical drama about the iconic musician has now accrued a solid $71.1M in North America and $121M worldwide.

Meanwhile, Sony/Crunchyroll’s Demon Slayer no Yaiba – To the Hashira Training came in at No. 2 with $11.6M, while Kingdom Story’s fact-based Ordinary Angels landed at No. 3 with $6.5M from 3,020 screens.

The only other new release, Ethan Coen’s Drive-Away Dolls, ran off with a meager $2.4M from 2,280 theaters, settling for the eighth spot. That’s lower than the $3.69M start of Focus Features’ Lisa Frankenstein.

As expected, Sony’s travesty Madame Web dipped 61% in its sophomore frame and collected just $6M, raising its domestic cume to $35.4M.

On a more positive note, the romantic comedy Anyone But You (a film that better utilizes Sydney Sweeney) cruised past the $200M global mark — wow! — while the indie hit Poor Things inched closer to $100M worldwide.

Thankfully, this weekend sees the release of the anticipated (and critically lauded) Dune: Part Two, which is expected to go bonkers in its debut week. How high will it fly? Check back next week to see where Denis Villeneuve’s epic lands.

Box Office Results: Domestic Top 10

1.) Bob Marley: One Love (Par) 3,597 (+58) theaters, Fri $3.7M Sat $6M Sun $3.78M 3-day $13.5M (-53%) Total $71.1M/Wk 2

2.) Demon Slayer…(Sony) 1,949 theaters Fri $5.5M Sat $3.5M Sun $2.5M 3-day $11.6M/Wk 1

3.) Ordinary Angels (LG) 3,020 theaters Fri $2.33M Sat $2.32M Sun $1.85M 3-day $6.5M/Wk 1

4.) Madame Web (Sony) 4,013 theaters, Fri $1.6M Sat $2.6M Sun $1.7M 3-day $6M (-61%) Total $35.4M/Wk 2

5.) Migration (Ill/Uni) 2,434 (-21) Fri $660K Sat $1.36M Sun $980K 3-day $3M(-22%) Total $120.4M/ Wk 10

6.) Argylle (App/Uni) 3,060 (-587) theaters, Fri $740K Sat $1.27M Sun $790K 3-day $2.8M (-43%) Total $41.6M/ Wk 4

7.) Wonka (WB) 2,203 (-144) theaters, Fri $605K Sat $1.17M Sun $760K 3-day $2.53M (-28%) Total $214.5M/Wk 11

8.) Drive-Away Dolls (Foc) 2,280 theaters Fri $1M Sat $840K Sun $550K 3-day $2.4M/Wk 1

9.) The Beekeeper (AMZ MGM) 2,157 (-400) theaters, Fri $504K Sat $911K Sun $547K 3-day $1.96M (-39%) Total $63.1M/Wk 7

10.) Chosen Season 4, Eps 4-6 (Fath) 2,090 (-138) theaters Fri $518K Sat $747K Sun $530K 3-day $1.79M (-50%), Total $7.8M /Wk 2