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    Five Nights at Freddy’s Tops Box Office, Priscilla Opens Everywhere – The Music news


    Universal and Blumhouse’s horror hit Five Nights at Freddy’s is leading a frightfully slow frame at the domestic box office amid the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike.

    Originally, Denis Villeneuve’s high-profile tentpole Dune: Part Two was set to open this weekend, but the movie fled to 2024 because of the prohibition on its stars — including Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet — doing any promotion.

    Domestic ticket sales are expected to come in at $57 million to $58 million for the frame, one of the lowest showings of the year so far.

    Five Nights at Freddy’s is on course to earn $17.8 million in its sophomore outing as it jumps the $100 million mark domestically in less than 10 days. It’s no surprise that the pic is tumbling a steep 78 percent, considering it’s also available on Peacock.

    Taylor Swift‘s and AMC Theatres’ Taylor Swift: Eras Tour is holding at No. 2 with a projected $11 million to $12 million as the $15 million concert pic approaches the $165 million mark domestically.

    Martin Scorsese’s Oscar contender Killers of the Flower Moon, from Apple Original Films, is headed for a third-place finish with a projected $6.5 million for a domestic total of $52 million through its third weekend. Paramount is distributing Killers on behalf of Apple, which fully financed and marketed the $200 million epic starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Lily Gladstone and Robert De Niro.

    Sofia Coppola‘s awards contender Priscilla is also making a play this weekend as A24 expands the movie nationwide after a promising start at the specialty box office. The movie, starring Cailee Spaeny as Priscilla Presley, chronicles the years Presley spent with Elvis Presley, who is played by Jacob Elordi.

    Thanks to females, Priscilla is expected to gross around $5 million this weekend, good enough to come in No. 4 and ahead of industry expectations.

    Mexican comedy-drama Radical, starring and produced by Eugenio Derbez, looks to round out the top five in North America with an estimated opening of $2.9 million.

    Numbers will be updated Sunday morning.



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