Universal and Blumhouse’s “Night Swim” is on track for a $12.5 million opening weekend – a solid start for the $15 million-budgeted film which has overcome reviews that are all wet and a ‘C’ Cinemascore.

It’s not the meme-generating sensation “M3GAN” was in this weekend last year for Blumhouse, that movie debuted to a stellar $30 million at the time.

It also is coming in second behind “Wonka” which is headed for a $15.5 million weekend, down 51% from its New Year’s weekend haul. Domestically the film is already up to $165.7 million – more than quadruple its opening weekend.

Third through fifth place is going to “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” “Migration” and “Anyone But You” which are all tipped to land in the $9.5-10.5 million with the dust likely not settled until Monday.

“Migration” and the “Aquaman” sequel are headed for $78 million and just over $100 million domestic totals by end of weekend. The “Aquaman” sequel will beat “The Flash” which sank faster, but is well behind its predecessor which was already up to $260 million domestically at this point in its run.

“Anyone but You” is actually set to increase its haul from $8.7 million last weekend, which is actually quite impressive. Its domestic total is going to come in above $43 million.

“The Boys in the Boat” will be sixth with $6.2 million which is down just 26%, whilst “The Color Purple” will be seventh with $4.4 million – down a much more severe 62%.

‘Purple’ had incredible debut numbers, but has shown steep drops in the days since and is currently at $54.2 million – decent but not great for a $90 million budgeted film which will have barely any traction overseas.

“The Iron Claw” will be eighth with $4.1 million (down 10%), and Michael Mann’s “Ferrari” will be ninth with $2.5 million (down 36%). Those films will hit $24 million and $16 million totals by Sunday.

Source: Variety

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