The box-office in recent weeks has been seen as a success story overall, even as it has shown a bit of a divide between titles that were hits and flops.

Universal and Blumhouse’s “Five Nights at Freddy’s” is still on track for a record-smashing $78 million this weekend domestically and a further $52 million overseas for a $130 million worldwide start.

That’s a stunning figure for a $25 million budgeted film that had already made back its budget in deals prior to release. It has broken a bunch of records in the process including the biggest opening ever for Blumhouse Productions and the biggest horror opening weekend ever in multiple international markets.

Similarly, Taylor Swift’s “Eras Tour” concert film passed the $200 million mark at the worldwide box office this weekend, a first for a concert film, and earned a further $14.7 million domestically in its third outing. It easily took second place and again has been a highlight of the Fall calendar for audiences.

Unfortunately, things get more rocky after that point. Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” isn’t resonating with audiences despite an A- CinemaScore.

In its second weekend, it is on track to fall a steeper than expected 61% for a $9 million domestic haul. It will sit at $40 million domestically and $88 million worldwide by the end of the weekend, not a good ten-day take so far for a film with a $200 million budget.

Christian documentary “After Death” opened in fourth this weekend with $5.9 million – a solid start but in line with more regular faith-based titles as opposed to a break out like “Sound of Freedom”.

Going by its $30 million production budget, “Exorcist: The Believer” is doing surprisingly decently with $59.5 million total domestically and around as much again overseas in its fourth week. It’s on track for a further $3.3 million this weekend in North America in fifth place.

The little-promoted John Cena-led action comedy “Freelance” debuted to just $2.1 million in seventh place.

Lionsgate’s “Expend4bles” is already out of the Top 10 and has seemingly ended its domestic run with a $16.7 million domestic and $34 million overseas gross – not a good result for a film with a budget over $100 million.

Gareth Edwards’ “The Creator” will likely exit the Top 10 next week, the $80 million budgeted film is now approaching the $100 million mark at the worldwide box-office.

Source: Deadline

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