March 13, 2022

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3.13.2022


OPENINGS:  Despite being limited to 2 Saturday shows at 803 theaters, the (tape-delayed) live concert movie BTS: PERMISSION TO DANCE (Trafalgar) earned $6.8M at the US box office.  Even with an average $35 ticket price, that’s an impressive achievement, and the international result was even more remarkable at $25.8M.  This was the highest-grossing movie event of its kind in history, and will certainly lead to similar presentations.

The Indian-language RADHE SHYAM (Alerion) arrived in the US with $1.9M at 800 theaters, although that was extremely front-loaded, with 2/3 of the weekend’s attendance on Friday.

HOLDOVERS:  THE BATMAN (DC/Warners) faced no direct competition in its 2nd weekend, and dropped 51% to $66M, in line with expectations.  It has clear sailing for the rest of March with only The Lost City in its path, and should pass $400M in the US, which would make it the #3 film in the Batman franchise, and it might even beat The Dark Knight Rises‘ $448.1M, which would put it behind only The Dark Knight‘s $533.3M.  Overseas, The Batman has $224.7M. with China to come next week.

The other holdovers barely moved.  UNCHARTED (Columbia/Sony) lost 17% to $9.3M in its 4th weekend, on its way to $140M in the US, and with $187.9M overseas after an $11.2M weekend in 64 markets.

DOG (UA/MGM, also on VOD) slipped 13% to $5.3M in Weekend 4, and should pass $60M in the US.  It’s earned $6.4M overseas.

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME (Marvel/Columbia/Sony) continued its march to $800M in the US, down 10% to $4.1M in its 13th weekend.  It’s reached $1.08B overseas.

DEATH ON THE NILE (20th/Disney) was down 9% to $2.5M in its 5th weekend, but would still need to stretch to see $50M in the US.  It has $78.3M overseas.

SING 2 (Illumination/Universal) shed just 3% to $1.6M in its 12th weekend, and should pass $160M in the US.  Overseas, it’s notched $211.1M.

JACKASS FOREVER (MTV/Paramount) dropped 23% to $1.1M in Weekend 6, and may get to $60M in the US, with $19.2M overseas.

LIMITED RELEASE:  ALL MY FRIENDS HATE ME (Super LTD) opened with a $1400 weekend per-theater average at 27.  The documentary I AM HERE (Blue Fox) averaged $300 at 82.

NEXT WEEKEND:  A trio of low-budget arrivals are unlikely to give much pause to The Batman:  crime drama THE OUTFIT (Focus/Universal), and thrillers X (A24) and UMMA (Stage 6/Sony).

About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."