April 20, 2024

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‘Bob Marley: One Love’ New Film Conquers Box Office

Paramount’s new musical biopic “Bob Marley: One Love” dominated the box office in North America this weekend, earning an estimated $27.7 million, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Sunday.

“This is an excellent opening for a musical biography,” analyst David A. Gross said, adding that the film was faring better with audiences than critics.

Kingsley Ben-Adir, a British actor, previously gained attention for his portrayal of Malcolm X in “One Night in Miami.” He now plays the iconic reggae singer in the story of his rapid rise and untimely death.

Rita Marley is played by Lashana Lynch, and son Ziggy Marley serves as one of the film’s producers.

Another new release, the Sony/Marvel superhero thriller “Madame Web,” took second place from Friday to Sunday, grossing $15.2 million.

Analysts called it a disappointing debut, given the film’s $80 million production budget and a meager 13 percent positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

 According to Gross of Franchise Entertainment Research, the days of “plucking a character from a popular superhero movie and making a hit film about them” are over.

Dakota Johnson stars as the titular Madame Web, a paramedic with psychic abilities, in this fourth installment of Sony’s Spider-Man Universe series.

Universal’s spy thriller “Argylle,” which earned $4.7 million, fell to third place from first place the previous weekend. According to Variety, it has now grossed $36.4 million domestically, which are “tragic” figures for a film with a $200 million budget. Universal’s family-friendly animation “Migration,” which earned $3.8 million in its fifth weekend, came in fourth place.

The fifth chapter of Fathom Events’ story of Jesus Christ’s life was “The Chosen: S4, EP 4-6.” It grossed $3.4 million. In its tenth week, Warner Bros.’ musical “Wonka” dropped out of the top five, but it still managed to gross $600 million globally.

Completing the top ten were:

“Wonka” ($3.4 million)

“The Beekeeper” ($3.3 million)

“Anyone But You” ($2.4 million)

“Lisa Frankenstein” ($2 million)

“Land of Bad” ($1.8 million)

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