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“Furiosa” does not impress and disappoints in its premiere

“Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” dominated the international box office with $33,3 million from 75 territories. The fifth installment of director George Miller's post-apocalyptic series has already accumulated $58.9 million globally in its first weekend of release, a disappointing start given its $168 million production budget, Variety noted.

The aforementioned site highlights that “Furiosa” will have a hard time reaching the figures of its predecessor from 2015, 'M'. The film, which starred Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, earned $380 million with a similar budget. Although the R-rated prequel, which focuses on Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth, has been widely accepted by critics and audiences, it has not received the same level of praise as “Fury Road,” so it was not able to reach beyond her fan base of older men.

Garfield continues to deliver

The animated film for the whole family “The Garfield Movie” was the other big news of the weekend from Columbia Pictures and Sony's Alcon Entertainment. It is on track to climb to first place at the box office with an estimated $31,9 million for the holiday weekend. Sony estimates its three-day earnings will be $24,8 million.

As “The Garfield Movie” began its international release weeks ago, it has already managed to amass $91.1 million. “Garfield,” in which Chris Pratt lends his voice to the famous orange cat who hates Mondays, has a much more modest budget than “Furiosa,” at $60 million.

But neither “Furiosa” nor “Garfield” could escape the low audience over the long Memorial Day weekend, which is headed for its lowest point in two decades.

The one with the lowest collection

Aside from the 2020 holiday, when theaters closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they are the lowest-grossing No. 29 films in 22,5 years, since “Casper” grossed $1995 million (unadjusted). to inflation) in its first four days in XNUMX.

The big grosses are more typical of the holiday weekend, in which ten films have surpassed $100 million, led by “Top Gun: Maverick,” which broke the record of $160 million in 2022.

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Last year, the live-action film “The Little Mermaid” joined the pack with a $118 million debut. Audiences even turned out in greater numbers during the 2021 pandemic weekend for “A Quiet Place Part II,” which grossed more than $57 million.

In addition to 'Furiosa' and 'The Garfield Movie', they also stood out at the box office: in third place was the fantasy comedy 'If' ($16,1 million), and in fourth place was 'Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes' ($13,4 million). 'The Fall Guy' ($5,9 million) completes the group of the five most viewed films of the weekend.

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