Spider-Man, Elemental, & No Hard Feelings

Audiences had plenty of options this weekend and ended up splitting the domestic box office between four films, namely Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse ($19.4M), Elemental ($18.3M), the Jennifer Lawrence comedy No Hard Feelings ($15.1M ), and The Flash ($15M).

Box Office Results

Spider-Man continues to soar above all other summer releases and has snagged an impressive $317M domestically and $560M worldwide, per Deadline and Box Office Mojo. Meanwhile, Disney/Pixar’s Elemental dipped just 38% in its sophomore frame and has accrued $65.3M stateside and $121M worldwide. That’s still pretty rough, but there’s enough open water for this one to sail to respectable numbers before Barbie and/or Ninja Turtles takes over.

Regarding disasters, WB’s The Flash fell off a cliff in Week 2, dropping a massive 73% to raise its total to a shockingly bad $87.4M. That’s considerably less than the box office dud, Black Adam ($110.9M), at the same time during its run. Yikes. Worldwide, the pic has earned just $210.9M.

Lawrence’s surprisingly tame raunchy comedy, No Hard Feelings, is the clear winner here. No, the $15.1M opening doesn’t blow the lid off the box office, but with a $45M budget, this one doesn’t have to achieve absurd numbers to find success. Barbie will cut off its legacies in a few weeks, but for now, this is the only comedy for older audiences to enjoy. A respectable 88% audience approval rating suggests this one could have lasting appeal. We’ll see.

Finally, Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City did solid business with $9.9M, besting the wide(r) release of Grand Budapest Hotel ($8.5M) and may be able to overtake The French Dispatch’s $16.1M domestic total.

This week sees the release of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, which box office experts predict to make somewhere near $68-$102M.