FRIDAY AM UPDATE, refresh for extra…The one new vast launch this weekend is Amblin’s interval Dracula horror pic The Final Voyage of the Demeter being distributed by Common. It made $750K final evening in previews from showtimes that started at 5PM in 2,350 theaters in what is anticipated to be an underwhelming 3-day single digit million consequence for the $45M function manufacturing. The R-rated pic expands to 2,715 theaters at present.

That preview result’s within the neighborhood of final August’s vampire horror film, The Invitation, which did $775K in previews, a $6.8M opening and $25.1M last home.

Why is this era horror movie on the calendar? As a result of it’s from horror filmmaker André Øvredal. He excited the early August field workplace again in 2019 with Scary Tales to Inform within the Darkish. That film from the shuttering CBS Studios label did an incredible $2.3M in previews for what turned out to be a $20.9M No. 2 opening within the face of the second weekend of Hobbs & Shaw. The sleeper PG-13 horror pic did near $69M in U.S./Canada and $104.5M WW on what was a $25M manufacturing price.

You’ll keep in mind, Sony’s Gran Turismo moved off this date and opted for 2 weeks of sneaks earlier than an Aug. 25 launch in an effort to construct phrase of mouth for the function take of the Sony Ps recreation. No hassle, as Warner Bros’ Barbie is anticipated to reign supreme in weekend 4 with $31.8M as she heads for half billion stateside at present. The Greta Gerwig-directed function take of the Mattel toy has already cracked the $1 billion worldwide field workplace mark with just below $32M from China. Barbie did $7.1M yesterday at 4,178 theaters, -3% from Wednesday, for a working whole by three weeks of $492.6M.

Common’s Oppenheimer can be anticipated to ease -40% in its fourth weekend with round $17.5M at 3,612 theaters. The Christopher Nolan directed three-hour drama in Imax and 70M made an estimated $3.6M yesterday, -3% from Wednesday for a three-week whole of $245.4M.

With extra theatrical launch date modifications anticipated for the remainder of 2023, one distribution head properly remarked this week, “Watch Barbie and Oppenheimer play through Thanksgiving.”

Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem must also be down round 40% for a close to $17M second weekend. Via its first 9 days, the Nickelodeon/Level Gray animated pic did $57M at 3,858 theaters. Turtles did $2.7M yesterday, even with Wednesday.

Warner Bros’ The Meg 2: The Trench is eyeing a 60% decline in weekend two for $12M. Week one for the shock No. 2 pic final weekend is $41.4M. Thursday was $2.1M, -3% from Wednesday, in fourth place for the day at 3,503.

Disney’s Haunted Mansion, booked at 3,740 theaters, made an estimated $1M, +2% from Wednesday for a two-week working whole of $47.2M.

The Tamil language Jailer from Nelson Dilipkumar opened in 375 theaters on Wednesday doing an estimated $961K, adopted by $627K yesterday for a two-day of $1.58M.