Box office: ‘Cocaine Bear’ gets high with US$23.1M

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Gonzo-R-rated horror-comedy “Cocaine Bear” stole US$23.1 million in its first weekend, according to the studio’s estimate on Sunday, while Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantomania” sank in its second weekend. rapidly decreased to

“Quantumania” remained number one with an estimated $32.2 million in ticket sales in US and Canadian theaters. However, the ‘Ant-Man’ sequel hit with some of the worst reviews and audience scores in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, plummeting to 69.7. This is Pandemic his release that debuted at home at the same time.

Instead, Universal Pictures’ “Cocaine Bear” slammed into the multiplex and far exceeded expectations. Produced for around $35 million and directed by Elizabeth Banks, Cocaine Bear has generated a lot of buzz just by its title and viral trailer.

Written by Jimmy Warden and produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, Cocaine Bear (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Lego Movie) manages to turn a bizarre real-life story into tongue . Cheek box office. It is based on the true story of a black bear weighing 175 pounds (79 kilograms) who died in the mountains of Georgia in 1985 after eating his bag of cocaine duffel that fell from a smuggler’s plane. (Former Kentucky narcotics smuggler dies after parachuting in Tennessee.)

According to Universal, the trailer for “Cocaine Bear” before the Super Bowl was watched by more than 90 million people worldwide and went viral on social media. But moving the topic of incredible, authentic movies to the box office doesn’t always work. A comparable movie to ‘Cocaine Bear’, ‘Snake On A Plane’, he released in 2006 for $13.9 million.

Universal’s head of distribution, Jim Orr, said, “Audiences discovered this deeply outrageous and hysterical comedy delivered by director Elizabeth Banks.” People wanted to go to the theater and have a good time.”

“Cocaine Bear” performed well despite mixed reviews from critics and a “B-” cinema score from audiences. His 59% of ticket purchasers were male, and 63% of hers were between the ages of 18-34. An additional $5.3 million was added overseas. “Quantumania” has easily overtaken “Cocaine Bear” internationally, and he added $46.4 million over the weekend.

The epitome of counterprogramming to “Cocaine Bear,” Lionsgate’s “Jesus Revolution” also made a strong debut. Equally inspired by a true story, the film stars Kelsey Grammer as a California pastor and Joel Courtney as a young pastor, dramatizing the Christian hippie movement of the late ’60s and early ’70s. It sold for $15.5 million in advance screenings. Produced by Kingdom Story Company, ‘Jesus Revolution’ was a hit with Christian audiences and exceeded expectations early on. Earned an A+ cinema score.

Next week should see another boost at the box office with the release of Michael B. Jordan’s Creed III.

Estimated ticket sales Friday through Sunday in theaters in the United States and Canada, according to Comscore.

1. “Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumanias,” $32.2 million

2. “Cocaine Bear” $23.1 million.

3. “Jesus Revolution,” $15.5 million.

4. “Avatar: Path of Water,” $4.7 million.

5. “Puss in Boots: Last Wish,” $4.1 million.

6. “Magic Mike’s Last Dance” $3 million

7. “Knock at the Cabin,” $1.9 million.

8. “80 for Brady,” $1.8 million.

9. “Missing”, $1 million.

10. “A Man Called Otto” $850,000.

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