“Death on the Nile” is at the top of the box office of the slow Super Bowl weekend Office – Media Play News

Death on the Nile

Erik Gruenwedel

The theatrical performance by Twentieth Century Studios of the novel Agatha Christie Death on the Nile It is estimated to surpass a slow North American box office, valued at $ 12.8 million on more than 3,200 screens. The film, directed and starring Kenneth Branagh and Gal Gadot, among others, grossed about $ 33.5 million worldwide.

The opening for “Nile” is less than half of Branagh’s previous period as Inspector Hercules Poirot in 2017. Murder on the Orient Express, which generated $ 28.6 million in its opening weekend and $ 353 million worldwide through its theatrical performance. That launch did not have to deal with competing concerns about the pandemic and the Super Bowl.

Regardless, “Nile” is a win-win for AMC Networks, which owns licensing rights for the Agatha Christie Library after the acquisition of home entertainment distributor RLJ Entertainment.

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The film also surpassed Jennifer Lopez / Owen Wilson’s new romcom release Marry me, which is estimated to cost only $ 8 million in 3,642 theaters ($ 16.5 million worldwide). It also affected the box office and the simultaneous availability of the film on NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service.

The second weekend at Paramount Pictures launches the prank movie Jackass forever it is estimated that it will finish 2nd place with an estimated value of $ 8.3 million; $ 37.4 million worldwide. Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home has added another $ 7.1 million in ticket sales and is expected to surpass Jim Cameron’s Avatars for 3rd place in the North American box office top.

Meanwhile, one of the nominations for Best Picture at the Oscars this week is that of director Paul Thomas Anderson Licorice pizza is expected to finish No. 1 with approximately $ 920,000 in ticket sales, easily surpassing Focus Features’ Belfast with less than $ 300,000. Other nominations included King Richard, CODA, Dunes, Don’t Look Up, Dog Power, and Nightmare Alley are broadcast on HBO Max, Apple TV +, Netflix and Hulu respectively. Western story coming to Disney + in March.

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