(Los Angeles) The horror film Five Nights at Freddy’s remained at the top of the box office for its second weekend in North American theaters, ahead of Priscilla, biopic about Elvis Presley’s wife, according to published figures Sunday by the specialist firm Exhibitor Relations.
But despite its lead in ticket sales, Five Nights at Freddy’s has seen a precipitous drop in popularity since its release weekend, falling from $78 million last week to just $19.4 million this year. week.
The feature film inspired by a video game broadcast both in theaters and on Universal’s Peacock platform “collapses during this second weekend”, notes analyst David Gross.
The film features haunted animatronic mascots who seek to kill a night security guard, played by Josh Hutcherson – his biggest role since The Hunger Games – and his little sister in an old pizzeria with abandoned arcade games.
This weekend again, the feature film is followed by singer Taylor Swift’s concert film The Eras Tour, released four weeks ago and which includes scenes filmed during three different concerts. He raked in $13.5 million.
Killers of the Flower Moon, a film by Martin Scorsese, remains in third place with seven million dollars amassed in North American theaters and crossing the symbolic threshold of $100 million worldwide.
The film, which lasts more than three hours, is due to be released on Apple’s streaming platform, but no date has yet been announced.
For its first release this weekend, Priscilla, Sofia Coppola’s film about the wife of the “King”, finds itself in fourth place with five million dollars in earnings.
The work, based on Priscilla Presley’s book Elvis and Me, follows the rock’n’roll star’s tumultuous relationship with her, from their first meeting on a military base in Germany when she was 14 and Elvis 24, until their acrimonious breakup.
Cailee Spaeny, 25, who plays the title role in the biopic, was named best actress at the Venice Film Festival. Jacob Elordi was showered with praise by critics for his performance as Elvis.
For analyst David Gross, the film has “a pretty decent start for a romantic drama.” It will perhaps gain popularity given “the excellent reviews and good audience figures”.
In fifth place is the Spanish-language film Radical, which collected $2.7 million in its first weekend. Based on a true story, it tells the story of a teacher in a Mexican town who “tests a radical method to unleash the curiosity and potential of his students,” according to producer Pantelion Films.
6. The Exorcist: Believer (2,2 millions de dollars)
7. After Death (2 millions de dollars)
8. PAW Patrol : The Mighty Movie (2 millions de dollars)
9. What Happens Later (1,6 million de dollars)
10. Freelance (1,2 million de dollars)