The Expendables 4 (a.k.a. Expend4bles) is losing its opening weekend The Nun II in the lowest-grossing box office weekend of 2023 thus far. The Expendables 4 will earn $8.3 million in its opening weekend, which is a franchise low. The Nun II will gross $8.4 million its third weekend. The Expendables 4 looks like a box office bomb right now, but past Expendables movies made the bulk of their money in overseas markets. It’s still possible that Expend4bles will make its $100 million budget back with its international gross. However, The Expendables 4 has received the most negative reception of any film in the series, both from critics and movie-goers, so it could be a struggle.
The box office total for all films this weekend is approximately $52 million, lower than Super Bowl Weekend, previously the low-mark for the year, when Magic Mike’s Last Dance led a box office that only made $52.6 million. The box office may pick up next weekend, with Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie, Saw X, and Gareth Edwards’ The Creator opening.
A Haunting in Venice will land in third place in its second weekend. The Equalizer 3 slides into fourth place. Barbie continues to round out the top five in its 10th box office thanks to an IMAX boost. The list of the top 10 films at the box office this weekend is in the works.