1. Wrath of Man
MGM’s Wrath of Man debuted in first place this weekend with an estimated $8.10 million. While the Guy Ritchie directed action-thriller starring Jason Statham didn’t deliver the type of box office impact that is typically seen during the first full weekend of May, that was fully expected heading into the weekend. Wrath of Man opened in line with pre-release expectations. The film opened just 24 percent below $10.65 million pre-pandemic start of Ritchie’s previous film, The Gentlemen during January of 2020. It also opened 19 percent ahead of the $6.82 million start of fellow action-thriller Nobody back in March. Wrath of Man has also grossed an estimated $17.6 million to date internationally. The current global total for Wrath of Man stands at $25.7 million.
2. Demon Slayer
Funimation’s Demon Slayer grossed an estimated $3.05 million, which was good enough for a second place finish. Demon Slayer was down a sizable 53 percent and one spot from last weekend but did show signs of stabilization this weekend, as the film held up much better than it did last weekend. In addition to starting to benefit from good word of mouth, Demon Slayer was also helped out this weekend by playing in 183 more locations than it did last weekend. With an impressive estimated 17-day total of $39.60 million, Demon Slayer has pulled ahead of Mortal Kombat by an estimated $1.75 million to date and at this point is highly likely to pull off the upset victory in the total domestic box office battle with the video game adaptation.
3. Mortal Kombat
Speaking of Warner’s Mortal Kombat, the R-rated video game adaptation remained very front-loaded by declining a very sharp 62 percent and landed in third position with an estimated $2.38 million. Previous day-and-date theatrical / HBO Max releases from Warner Bros. have tended to stabilize in their respective third weekends following sharp second weekend declines, but that clearly wasn’t the case for Mortal Kombat this weekend. At this point, the extreme front-loading of Mortal Kombat the past two weekends has taken a bit of the luster away from the film’s strong opening weekend performance. The 17-day domestic total for Mortal Kombat stands at $37.85 million. Abroad, Mortal Kombat grossed an estimated $1.4 million this weekend from 40 markets. That brings the film’s current international total to $34.7 million and current global haul to $72.5 million.
4. Godzilla vs. Kong
Fellow Warner Bros. release Godzilla vs. Kong followed in fourth place with an estimated $1.9 million. Godzilla vs. Kong was down one spot from last weekend and continues to show signs of stabilizing after declining a very solid 32 percent. With a 40-day total of $92.96 million, Godzilla vs. Kong easily remains the highest grossing film since the re-opening of domestic theatres and is now just $7 million away from becoming the first film to reach the $100 million domestic threshold since the re-opening of theatres. Abroad, Godzilla vs. Kong added an estimated $2.2 million from 45 markets this weekend. The film has so far made $329.6 million internationally and $422.6 million globally.
5. Raya and the Last Dragon
Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon grossed an estimated $1.8 million to claim fifth place for a third consecutive weekend. Raya and the Last Dragon was up an amazing 35% from last weekend, thanks in part to the film playing in 505 more locations this weekend. Raya and the Last Dragon was also helped out this weekend by the Mother’s Day holiday and by its continued strong word of mouth. With the aid of very strong holding power, the 66-day total for Raya and the Last Dragon stands at $43.82 million.
Next weekend Wrath of Man will have to deal with competition from a handful of new releases, including Lionsgate’s Spiral, Warner Bros. Those Who Wish Me Dead, and Focus’ Profile and Netflix’s moderate release of Army of the Dead.
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All stats in this Box Office Report are from Box Office Mojo.