Magic Mike’s Last Dance Topped The Box Office, But The Numbers Aren’t Exactly Magical

Meanwhile, James Cameron once again proved that he is the master of the box office, as “Avatar: The Way of Water” ($6.8 million) and the re-release of “Titanic” ($6.4 million) took the number two and three spots, respectively. This is, mind you, the ninth weekend for “The Way of Water” and more than 25 years (not to mention several re-releases) later for “Titanic” following its original, record-breaking run. The movies are currently the second and third highest-grossing movies of all time, behind only Cameron’s own, original “Avatar.” What more can be said?

Meanwhile, last weekend’s new releases swapped spots, signaling very different fates as things continue to play out. “80 for Brady” took the number four spot with $6 million after debuting at number two last weekend. It dropped 52.8% and currently is just a hair shy of $25 million domestically. Unfortunately for M. Night Shyamalan, “Knock at the Cabin” fell to number five after debuting at number one last weekend, taking in just $5.5 million and virtually tying “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,” which is in its eighth weekend.

Shyamalan’s divisive latest effort, which stars Dave Bautista, dropped 61.1% and stands at $23.4 million domestically. With $36.7 million worldwide to its name, the film will need some help to justify its $20 million budget and become profitable. As for this upcoming weekend, we’re headed back to certified blockbuster territory as Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” will hit theaters and bring moviegoers out en masse.

Top 10 movies at the box office, February 10 – 12, 2023:

1. “Magic Mike’s Last Dance” — $8.2 million

2. “Avatar: The Way of Water” — $6.8 million

3. “Titanic” 25th anniversary re-release — $6.4 million

4. “80 for Brady” — $6 million

5. “Knock at the Cabin” — $5.501 million

6. “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” — $5.5 million

7. “A Man Called Otto” — $2.62 million

8. “Missing” — $2.6 million

9. “M3GAN” — $2.37 million

10. “Plane” — $1.18 million

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