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'Last Voyage Of The Demeter' Sinks At Box Office - 'Barbenheimer' Rules Again

The movie 'Last Voyage of the Demeter; sinks at box office and makes only $6.5 million in its first week, which isn't very good. The movie, based on a chapter from Bram Stoker's "Dracula," shows how the vampire's coffin is moved from Transylvania to England. It was released by Universal.

Mariella Blankenship
Aug 13, 202313362 Shares334042 Views
The movie 'Last Voyage of the Demeter; sinks at box officeand makes only $6.5 million in its first week, which isn't very good. The movie, based on a chapter from Bram Stoker's "Dracula," shows how the vampire's coffin is moved from Transylvania to England. It was released by Universal.
On the other hand, "Barbenheimer" stayed on top for the fourth weekend in a row. The Warner Bros. movie made $33.7 million, which brought its total earnings to a huge $526.3 million.
While Christopher Nolan's movie about the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, who invented the atomic bomb, made $18.8 million over the weekend, it has now made $264.3 million in the United States.

'Last Voyage Of The Demeter' Sinks At Box Office

The Last Voyage of the Demeter | Official Trailer

"Barbenheimer" continues to do well at the box office in late summer, while Warner Bros.' "Barbie" takes the top spot for the fourth time with $33.7 million in sales, bringing its home total to a very good $526.3 million. With another $48 million, "Barbie" will pass "The Super Mario Bros. Movie" and become the highest-grossing film in North America for 2023.
"Barbie" has now made $1.18 billion around the world, which is more than "Captain Marvel's" $1.12 billion. This makes Greta Gerwig the director of the highest-grossing film ever made by a woman.
Universal's "Oppenheimer" came in second with $18.8 million over the weekend. This brings the total American ticket sales for Christopher Nolan's drama about the life of the man who invented the atomic bomb, J. Robert Oppenheimer, to $264.3 million, which is a big number for an R-rated movie. It is now Nolan's fourth highest-grossing movie in the United States, after "Inception," "The Dark Knight," and "The Dark Knight Rises," all of which were about lighter themes.
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem" from Paramount Pictures came in third place and made $15.7 million. After two weeks in theaters, the cartoon movie made by Nickelodeon Movies and Point Grey Productions has made a total of $72.8 million in the United States. "Meg 2: The Trench" dropped 60% from its first weekend's $30 million to $12.7 million, which put it in fourth place. The Warner Bros. story has now made $54.5 million in the United States.
On the other hand, Universal's period horror movie "The Last Voyage of the Demeter" is sinking fast at the box office. It opened with just $6.5 million from 2,715 sites.
This $45 million movie isn't likely to do well in the long run, as "Demeter" has gotten a B from CinemaScore and a 74% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. Only 49% of reviews liked it. This will be Universal's second vampire movie that doesn't do well. In the spring, the comedy "Renfield" opened to only $8 million and made only $26.3 million worldwide.
Also, Universal did try as hard as they could to get Demeter to move. The trailer for the movie was shown before movies like Indiana Jones and Mission: Impossible. The trailer was trending at number ten on YouTube, got more than 90 news breaks, and was seen by more than 61 million people. Spots ran on TV shows like American Ninja Warrior, America's Got Talent, the last episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the last episode of Mayans, the last episode of The Walking Dead: Dead City, Shark Week, the first episode of Big Brother, and the first episode of The Challenge. Streaming shows like The Bear, What We Do in the Shadows, and Only Murders in the Building all had commercials.
Last Voyage of Demeter, which was directed by André vredal, is based on a chapter from Bram Stoker's classic book Dracula. The chapter is about the merchant ship Demeter, which was hired to bring 50 unmarked wooden crates from Carpathia to London, but when it gets there, there is no sign of the crew. A doctor who joins the ship for its journey is played by Corey Hawkins. Also in the cast is Aisling Franciosi.
Demeter wasn't supposed to bring in a lot of money in August, so the fact that Barbenheimer is still doing well means that summer domestic sales could still reach $4 billion.

Conclusion

Barbie can't be stopped at the box office in the United States. Even after three weeks in theaters, Warner Bros. satirical comedy is hard to predict how it will end. The movie is on track to finish at the top of the box office for the fourth weekend in a row. This is a huge achievement. The Last Voyage of the Demeter, Universal's only new wide release this week, only made $6.5 million on Friday. Of that, $750,000 came from Thursday shows.
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