CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG is #2 with $16.4M for the weekend, and a 5-day debut of $22M domestically, with global rollout yet to begin. This is a solid result for Paramount, but at a budget of $64M plus marketing, this family film will rely on strong holiday holds and a decent international run of it's to reach profitability for the studio.
DUNE is #3 with $5.5M, a domestic total of $93.1M, and $351.2M worldwide. Produced for $160M plus marketing, this Legendary and WB release has also seen strong results on HBO Max, while it works its way towards breakeven range theatrically. The result has been enough of a success to warrant the sequel, an adaptation of the second half of the acclaimed novel.
NO TIME TO DIE held at #4 with $4.6M, a domestic total now of $150.4M, and $708.6M worldwide. Carrying a budget of $250M plus marketing, this Bond title will become the top film of the year before its run is over, but will not be profitable theatrically. It will essentially finish at breakeven, but see profit through ancillary revenue sources, making this an overall win for EON and MGM given the long delays and an international market still recovering.
VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE is #5 with $4M, a domestic total of $202.7M, and $441.5M worldwide. This Sony hit is now only the second film to crack the $200M threshold in the United States after fellow Marvel hero SHANG-CHI. Produced for $110M plus marketing, this has already earned a nice profit for the studio, with more to come.
RON'S GONE WRONG is #6 with $2.2M, a domestic total of only $20M, and $53M for 20th Century Studios, a disappointing result.
THE FRENCH DISPATCH is #7 with $1.8M, a domestic total of $11.6M, and $22.9M worldwide from Searchlight.
BELFAST opened at #8 with $1.8M for Focus Features.
SPENCER is #9 with $1.5M, and a total of $4.6M for Neon, continuing to hammer home the dismal state of the specialty market as older audiences have not significantly returned to their prior moviegoing habits.
ANTLERS is #10 with $1.2M and a total of $9.6M for Searchlight.
Next weekend all eyes are on Sony's GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE, as the return of the franchise along with its legendary original cast passing the torch, hopes to connect with audiences across multiple generations. Also making its debut is WB'S KING RICHARD, which will simultaneously be available on HBO Max, and beginning what is expected to be a long awards run for star Will Smith.