Tom Brady’s Movie Just Beat A Formidable Opponent At The Box Office

Retired quarterback Tom Brady defeated armies of blue folks on the weekend field workplace.

His “80 for Brady” comedy, starring Jane Fonda, Sally Field, Rita Moreno and Lily Tomlin as octogenarians who plot to cheer on their hero Brady on the 2017 Super Bowl, beat “Avatar: The Way of Water” after the blockbuster spent 7 straight weeks on the prime.

Tom Brady with “80 for Brady” costars (from left) Rita Moreno, Sally Field, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda on the L.A. premiere of “80 for Brady.”

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But Brady, who appeared within the film and produced it, nonetheless acquired out-grossed by the M. Night Shyamalan thriller “Knock at the Cabin,” which completed No. 1 with $14.2 million in ticket gross sales.

“80 for Brady” opened with an estimated $12.5 million. Shortly earlier than saying his retirement from soccer (once more), Brady attended the movie’s premiere.

Paramount Pictures employed a novel technique in releasing “80 for Brady.” While many movies have sought to capitalize on greater ticket costs via large-format or 3-D screenings or surge pricing, which movies like “The Batman” have tried, Paramount went the opposite route on “80 for Brady.” The studio partnered with exhibitors, together with the most important chains, to play “80 for Brady” at matinee costs to assist lure its largely older viewers. (Half of ticket patrons had been over the age of 55.)

“Avatar: The Way of Water” slid to 3rd with $10.8 million domestically in its eighth weekend. The movie’s No. 1 streak matched the run of 2009′s “Avatar.” In the final 4 a long time, solely these two by Cameron and his “Titanic” (1997) have had such sustained reigns atop the field workplace.

“The Way of Water” continues to carry out particularly strongly abroad, the place its $27.9 million this weekend pushed its general complete to $2.17 billion worldwide. That places it at fourth highest gross of all-time; Cameron — with two “Avatar” movies and “Titanic” — now accounts for 3 of the highest 4.

“BTS: Yet to Come in Cinemas” took in $5.1 million to land in fifth place. The BTS live performance movie is drawn from their October 2022 efficiency in Busan, South Korea — a send-off present earlier than the group started a two-year hiatus. It opened in 1,111 places.

Estimated ticket gross sales for Friday via Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, based on Comscore. Final home figures might be launched Monday.

1. “Knock at the Cabin,” $14.2 million.

2. “80 for Brady,” $12.5 million.

3. “Avatar: The Way of Water,” $10.8 million.

4. “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,” $8 million.

5. “BTS: Yet to Come in Cinemas,” $5.1 million.

6. “A Man Called Otto,” $4.2 million.

7. “M3gan,” $3.8 million.

8. “Missing,” $3.7 million.

9. “The Chosen Season 3 Finale,” $3.6 million.

10. “Pathaan,” $2.8 million.