Dominates US Box Office Death On the Nile Collects $12.8M In Debut Week

The film Death on the Nile managed to collect US $ 12.8 million in its debut week while sailing to lead the achievement of the US box office this time. Variety reported on Sunday (13/2), that Śmierć na Nilu (2022)  debut was as predicted, around US$11 to US$14 million in three days of screening in 3,280 theaters in North America.

However, the acquisition of Death of the Nile is not a guarantee that the film will be able to smoothly return the production costs of US $ 90 million and some additional expenses due to delays during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The reason is, there is a Super Bowl match between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals this week and most residents are still hesitant to go to the cinema during Covid-19.

Those two reasons also explain that Death on the Nile’s earnings are not as good as its predecessor, Murder on the Orient Express (2017), which was able to gross US$28.7 million in its debut week and earn US$102 million in North America.

Death on the Nile is directed by Kenneth Branagh, who previously worked on Murder on the Orient Express. Death on the Nile is adapted from Agatha Christie’s popular novel of the same name.

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Death on the Nile again follows famed detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) as he tries to solve a murder aboard a yacht sailing on the Nile in Egypt. The film, which stars Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Annette Bening, Russell Brand and Letitia Wright, received a score of 60 percent on the Rotten Tomatoes website and was awarded a B score on CinemaScore.

Meanwhile in the international market, Death on the Nile earned US$20.7 million from screenings in 47 countries except China Meanwhile, the film Jackass Forever by director Jeff Tremaine had to settle for being in second place at the box office this week. The film recorded revenues of US $ 8 million.

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Then Jennifer Lopez’s new film Marry Me debuted in third place with US$8 million from 3,462 screenings. Finally, the fourth and fifth positions were taken by Spider-Man: No Way Home with US$7.1 million and Blacklight with US$3.6 million at the box office this week.

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