It was a slow Valentine’s/Super Bowl weekend at the box office, but 20th Century Studios’ Covid-delayed release of Agatha Christie’s ‘Death on the Nile’ took the top spot domestically with a $12.8 million opening box office.
Internationally, the film came in within the expected range at $20.7M in 47 material markets, bringing the worldwide opening weekend total $33.5M.
Directed by, and starring Kenneth Branagh as famed detective Hercule Poirot, the film is a remake starring Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders, and Letitia Wright, and is based on Christie’s 1937 novel of the same name.
Disney has two other movies in this week’s top ten at the U.S. box office, as well.
“Spider-Man: No Way Home,” a partnership between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios, is hanging in at #4 with a weekend domestic gross of $7.15M, and a total 8 week U.S. gross of $759M.
Just hanging on at #10, 20th Century Studios’ “The King’s Man” grosses $433K over the weekend.
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