“Downton Abbey: A New Era”, the second screenplay of the famous British series, won $16 million from 3,815 North American cinemas in its debut weekend. The film ranks second, after “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” which remained in first place in the third weekend of the premiere, generating revenues of $31.6 million.
Internationally, Julian Fellowes’ “Downton Abbey: A New Era” grossed $35 million, with global revenues of $51.7 million. The sequel cost $40 million (double the original $20 million) due to Covid protocols and additional production locations.
The cast includes Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Joanne Froggatt, and Brendan Coyle.
The animated comedy “The Bad Guys” dropped two places to three in the fifth weekend since its premiere. The film grossed $ 6 million.
“Sonic the Hedgehog 2” from Paramount was ranked fourth in the seventh weekend since its release. The film grossed $3.9 million from 4,234 theaters.
Alex Garland’s second horror drama, “Men,” starring Jessie Buckley, grossed $3.29 million from 2,212 theaters.
After the ninth weekend of the premiere, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” (A24) dropped to six with $3.1 million in revenue. It is followed by “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” (Warner Bros.) which grossed $1.9 million. Worldwide, the film has revenues of $387,966,000.
“Firestarter” ($1.9 million), “The Los City” ($1.5 million), and “The Northman” ($1 million) rank last in the US charts.