‘Smile’ Wins Again at the Box Office for Weekend of October 7 – 9


Smile continues to chart box office success, grossing $17.6 million in its second weekend and winning the weekend, subsiding only 22% from last weekend. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile came in second place with $11.5 million, and Amsterdam was a distant third with $6.5 million, underperforming expectations.

Here were the top five movies at the U.S. box office for October 7-9:

Smile: $18.5M

What it’s about:
Dr. Rose Cotter sees a traumatic incident involving one of her patients. This makes her start seeing strange things that she can’t explain. She must face her past in order to survive and escape the new reality that is scaring her.

What people are saying:
“This is so mid-2000’s style horror that it’s almost camp. No plot, no logic, just jump scares and the most thinly veiled messaging about trauma EVER! And you just know this movie is gonna EAT at 12 year old childrens’ birthday sleepovers across the globe”
-william via Letterboxd

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile: $11.4M

What it’s about:
The Primm family moves to New York City and their son Josh has trouble making friends. Then he finds Lyle, a crocodile who sings, in the attic of his new home. Their neighbor Mr. Grumps is mean and wants to get rid of Lyle. The Primm family must help Lyle so he can stay with them and keep singing.

What people are saying:
“This croc is no Peter Rabbit. Cute kids film but the fun musical numbers have little context. They just kinda start out of nowhere.”
-Ed South via Letterboxd

Amsterdam: $6.4M

What it’s about:
Three friends—a doctor, a nurse, and an attorney—witness a murder in the 1930s. They become suspects and uncover a plot that is very different from what they thought it would be.

Here’s what we have to say.

What people are saying:
“Funny moments but overall felt suuuuuuper heavy handed”
-Harrison Blackledge via Letterboxd

The Woman King: $5.2M

What it’s about:
The Kingdom of Dahomey was one of the most powerful African states in 18th and 19th centuries. This historical epic is inspired by true events that took place there, brought to life with incredible detail.

What people are saying:
“So like, nobody did any sort of research before picking a topic to make a #girlboss movie?”
-Spiff11 via Letterboxd

Don’t Worry Darling: $3.5M

What it’s about:
A woman living with her husband in an experimental utopian community in the 1950s begins to suspect that his successful company might be involved in some nefarious activity.

Here’s what we have to say.

What people are saying:
“breaking news: florence “miss flo” pugh has reportedly been hospitalized due to severe back pain caused by carrying this ENTIRE MOVIE!”

-tyler via Letterboxd

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