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Drama by Marc Forster A man called Otto — starring Tom Hanks — is doing solid business at the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday box office for a much-needed win for adult-oriented movies.

Sony’s release, which will play in 2,802 theaters, is expected to take in $15 million over the long weekend, enough to top new wide offerings. Airplaneaction film starring Gerard Butler. Otto: Expanding nationwide after launching in select theaters at the year-end box office. It received a high A Cinemascore.

Airplane, from Lionsgate, is projected to make $11.6 million in four days from 3,023 theaters. The film, which received a B+ CinemaScore from moviegoers, is coming in ahead of expectations.

Both films derive much of their strength from consumers over 45.

The two films are in fourth and fifth place. Keeping it at No. 1 is James Cameron’s strength Avatar: The way of water, which expects a four-day holiday gross of $38.5 million plus from 4,045 theaters. The Disney and 20th Century Tent will wrap on Monday at a total cost of $570 million.

Until Sunday The way of water Worldwide grosses will be around $1.89 billion, including $1.33 billion in foreign shipments. The total is expected to reach $1.9 billion worldwide on Monday, one of the best showings of all time.

Terrible offer M3GAN: second weekend doing well, grossing $21.2 million from 3,605 locations in four days. That would bring the film’s domestic total to $58.7 million through Monday against a modest $12 million budget. M3GAN: From Universal, Blumhouse and Atomic Monster.

Universal will also claim the third spot on the chart with a family film Puss in boots. last wishwhich is expected to earn $17.3 million over four days from 3,687 theaters, passing the $100 million mark domestically and ending Monday with a North American total of $110.3 million.

Among other new nationwide offerings, Home gathering — which was originally set to debut on HBO Max — is looking for sixth place with a four-day opening of $4.5 million from 1,300 theaters. The film is produced by LeBron James, who also stars in the comedy redux.

Satan’s conspiracy is down in its debut with a projected four-day opening of $670,000.

Numbers will be updated on Monday.

January 15, 07:45Updated with revised ratings.

This story was originally published on January 14 at 8:51 am


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