Netflix’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery racks up $15M first week in limited theatrical release … as Disney’s Strange World flops at box office
The Netflix film Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery garnered what is predicted to be a $15 million opening in its first week after a $13.3 million opening in its first five days.
The box office totals were a record for Netflix, marking the streaming service’s most lucrative theatrical release for a film prior to arriving online.
The movie’s three-day open of $9.3 million marks the tenth-best opening for a film in less than 900 theaters, finishing in front of titles such as 1991’s The Doors, which made $9.1 million in 840 theaters; and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, which opened to $8.68 million in 530 theaters in 2004, Deadline reported.
The cast of the Rian Johnson–directed motion picture includes Daniel Craig, Janelle Monae, Dave Bautista, Edward Norton, Kate Hudson and Leslie Odom Jr.
The motion picture was screened at the country’s top three cinema companies: AMC, Regal, and Cinemark.
Sources told Deadline that Netflix reached a business accord with theaters, charging them around 40 percent rental fees as opposed to the typical study range of 60–70 percent, and spent four times as much for marketing for exhibitors.
Cinemark had previously screened films from Netflix starting in the wake of the 2020 pandemic.
Among the top theaters to screen the film, according to Deadline, included AMC Lincoln Square NYC, Toronto’s Cineplex Odeon Varsity, AMC Burbank, AMC Century City, AMC Boston Common, Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn, AMC Grove LA, AMC Disney Springs 24 in Buena Vista, Florida, AMC Empire 25 NYC and AMC Dine-In Thoroughbred in Franklin, Tennessee.
Glass Onion had a 93 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes on Sunday.
The film’s predecessor, 2019’s Knives Out, opened during Thanksgiving of 2019, garnered $41.4 million in its five-day release en route to a $165.3 million opening.
The previous highest-open for the streamer was the 2021 action film Red Notice – starring Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot – after a three-day opening of $1.25 million to $1.5 million. The film is also the streaming service’s most-watched film worldwide with more than 364 million hours viewed.
Elsewhere, Disney’s $135 million film Strange World had an underperforming opening of $28 million globally. The film had a domestic opening of $11,900,000 in 4,174 theaters.
The film, which was co-directed by Don Hall and Qui Nguyen, features the voices of celebs including Jake Gyllenhaal, Gabrielle Union, Dennis Quaid and Lucy Liu.
Source: Daily Mail