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Red Door ‘Already Gives ‘Indiana Jones’ Run For Money Thursday – Deadline

Sony/Stage 6 Films/Blumhouse’s Fifth Undercover: The Red Door almost closed Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny yesterday at the box office. PG-13 horror film starring and directed by Patrick Wilson 5 million dollars in previews in 2,806 countries that began showtimes at 4 p.m. This amount of money is very close to that Indy gross, early estimates indicate ca 5.2 million dollars for the day in a terrible week that ended in 94.5 million dollars for the final $300 million-grossing Disney/Lucasfilm sequel. Secretly is with women under 25 years old, Indiana Jones with older men.

Indy with its PLFs and Imax screen holders is expected to ease around -60% to industry estimates with 24 million dollars — but don’t underestimate the living power of The Red Door which tracking has about 22 million dollars. It’s going to be a fun 4th of July weekend before Paramount/Skydance lights the fuse Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning – Part One Wednesday. That said, remember that horror movies are front-loaded and tend to be released on Saturday. That said, Insidious: The Last Key saw a -13% drop in its first Saturday vs. Friday (which included previews).

now, Indiana JonesThe first week in 4600 theaters is ahead There is no time to die$75.2 million (the picture closed at $160.8 million). Remember, the 007 finale opened at a time when everyone was still worried about returning to cinemas during the pandemic.

The critics were never great Secretly movies: The former was 66% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, but the latter, 2018 Insidious: The Last Key with cut was 33%. Yet the franchise has never been cursed by reviews to the point where it can’t be a cash cow; The Red Door it costs $16M before P&A. Critics gave the final chapter here, which also stars series star Rose Byrne, a 45% Rotten, while RT’s audience currently has it at 72% – which is higher than the original film (62%) and The last key (50%).

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From left: Sabrina Wu, Ashley Park, Sherry Cola and Stephanie Hsu in “Joy Ride”

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Lionsgate and Point Grey’s Joy Ride also held previews last night and Wednesday at 18:00 which reached 1.1 million dollars. The R-rated Asian American comedy directed by Adele Lim is looking for $7-9M at 2,820 locations. Set: R-rated Girls trip in 2017 it made $1.7 million in previews — but Joy Ride is not expected to follow the box office path of that picture, which had a $31.2 million opening. Joy RideThe extended preview here is superior to last summer’s Asian American comedy Jo Koy, Easter Sunday, which was PG-13 and grossed $500K for a $5.4M opening weekend.

THE SOUND OF FREEDOM, Amazon Prime Video / Courtesy The Everett Collection

What’s Next: Angel Studios’ Jim Caviezel thriller The Sound of Freedom after posting an opening day of $11.5M on July 4th, plus another $2.5M in crowd-funded dollars, it dropped like a stone on Wednesday with $3.6M down -69%, but held steady on Thursday with a estimated rating 3.5 million dollars in 2,634 theaters, -5% from Wednesday, for a Tuesday-Thursday total of 21.3 million dollars. It wouldn’t be shocking if the pic’s total hits $30 million by Sunday. The box office phenomenon here is that there’s a lot of right-wing group money pouring into the crowd-funded picture, with moviegoers getting in for free. However, it is business for cinemas.

Disney/Pixar’s BASIC was third on Thursday at 3,650 with $2M, +4% from Wednesday, but second for the week with a third sesh of $22M (ahead of Sony Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse$21.2 million in its fifth week). BASIC stands at $99.4 million in cume direction, while Spidey is 349.6 million dollars. The latter’s Thursday was $1.75 million, -6% from Wednesday in 3,405 theaters.

The Fifth Thursday was Jennifer Lawrence’s R-rated Sony comedy. No hard feelings, with about $970K, -11% from Wednesday, for a second week of $13.3M, and a total of $35.1M. The film has already surpassed the domestic gross of Scarlett Johansson’s R-rated Sony comedy, rough night which ended with $22.1 million.

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