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Box Office Top 10 this week in the US – May 3, 2024

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In the year 2019, the week of May 3rd saw a blockbuster hit as the Avengers: Endgame alone collected over $357 million, making it the highest opening weekend box office ever.

Unlike that, in 2024’s week of May 3rd, the US box office is barely doing any good. However, with the latest releases like Challengers, Unsung Hero and the re-release of the 1979 movie Alien, the Hollywood box office is not entirely empty.

So, let us look at the top 10 box office hits for the week of May 3 in the US.

Disclaimer: The Superslice does not create these stats, vouch for its accuracy, or guarantee that it is the most recent data available from the data provider. We shall not be liable for any errors, omissions or other defects in, delays or interruptions in such data, or for any actions taken.

1. Challengers

Directed by Luca Guadagnino, the movie Challengers, starring Zendaya, Mike, and Josh, came out on April 26, 2024.

The drama featuring a love triangle between tennis prodigies generates steady revenue at the box office.

On its opening weekend, the film collected over $15 million in domestic box office, which is around 27% of its $55 million total budget. In terms of total gross earnings for this week, it collected $20 million. So, as of now, the movie is off to a steady start.

Perhaps the charm of Zendaya and her controversial scene in the movie Challengers will come to the rescue and generate more revenue this weekend.

Challengers

IMDb DramaRomanceSport

Tashi, a former tennis prodigy, turned coach and turned her husband into a champion. However, to overcome a losing streak, he needs to face his ex-best friend and Tashi’s ex-boyfriend.

DirectorLuca Guadagnino
Release DateApril 26, 2024
StudioMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Warner Bros. Pictures, Amazon MGM Studios
CastZendaya, Mike Faist, Josh O’Connor, Jordan Thompson, Faith Fay, Hailey Gates
WritersJustin Kuritzkes
Runtime2 hours 11 minutes
RatingR

2. Unsung Hero

Released on April 26, 2024, Unsung Hero collected over $10 million in its opening week, almost half of the Challengers box office collection.

However, given the movie’s production budget of $6 million, Unsung Hero‘s weekend box office collection was a big hit as it collected over $7 million at the domestic box office.

Based on real-life events, the movie is seemingly gaining positive feedback and doing pretty well, with a $10 million box office collection in its opening week.

Unsung Hero

IMDb DramaFamily

Based on a remarkable true story, a mum’s faith stands against all odds and inspires her husband and children to hold on to theirs.

DirectorRichard L. Ramsey, Joel Smallbone
Release DateApril 26, 2024
StudioKingdom Story Company, Candy Rock Entertainment
CastDaisy Betts, Joel Smallbone, Kirrilee Berger
WritersRichard L. Ramsey, Richard Ramsey, Joel Smallbone
Runtime1 hour 53 minutes
RatingPG

3. Godzilla x Kong

Director Adam Wingard‘s MonsterVerse franchise, Godzilla x Kong, is still going strong at the domestic US box office even after its release a month ago.

The movie came out with a bang in terms of box office and exceeded everyone’s expectations as it collected over $80 million in its debuts. Talking about this week’s box office collection, the film collected over $10 million in total domestic earnings.

With that, Godzilla x Kong has collected a gross domestic total of $183.5 million.

Godzilla x Kong

IMDb ActionAdventureSci-Fi

Two ancient titans, Godzilla and Kong, clash in an epic battle as humans unravel their intertwined origins and connection to Skull Island’s mysteries.

DirectorAdam Wingard
Release DateMarch 29, 2024
StudioLegendary Entertainment
CastRebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Dan Stevens
WritersTerry Rossio, Simon Barrett, Jeremy Slater
Runtime1 hour 55 minutes
RatingPG-13

4. Abigail

Despite the slow box office start, Universal’s horror thriller Abigail is proving its worth as it collected $7 million this week.

Abigail, the modern rendition of the 1936 film Dracula’s Daughter, surpassed Universal’s previous Dracula franchise movies, Renfield and The Last Voyage of the Demeter.

By taking the latest domestic box office collection into account, Abigail has now collected over $20 million.

Abigail

IMDb HorrorThriller

After a group of criminals kidnaps the ballerina daughter of a powerful underworld figure, they retreat to an isolated mansion, unaware that they’re locked inside with no normal little girl.

DirectorMatt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
Release DateApril 19, 2024
StudioRadio Silence Productions, Project X Entertainment
CastMelissa Barrera, Dan Stevens, Alisha Weir
WritersStephen Shields, Guy Busick, Stephen Shields
Runtime1 hour 49 minutes
RatingR

5. The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

Guy Ritchie’s 15th feature film, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, starring Henry Cavill, started off with a mediocre domestic box office debut of $9 million as the movie budget stands at whooping $60 million.

In the latest week, the movie collected almost $6 million, making its gross domestic box office collection $16.8 million. So, the movie needs a serious box office collection to even reach the breakeven point.

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

IMDb ActionDramaWar

The British military recruits a small group of highly skilled soldiers to strike against German forces behind enemy lines during World War II.

DirectorGuy Ritchie
Release DateApril 19, 2024
StudioLionsgate Films, Jerry Bruckheimer Films
CastHenry Cavill, Alan Ritchson, Alex Pettyfer
WritersPaul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, Arash Amel
Runtime2 hours
RatingR

6. Kung Fu Panda 4

Even after two months of release, Kung Fu Panda 4 is skadooshing the US domestic box office with a $5 million collection just this week.

Universal and DreamWork’s animated movie solidified its status as a big hit, collecting a whopping $58.3 million on its debut.

Furthermore, since its release on March 8, 2024, Kung Fu Panda 4 has collected over half a billion at the global box office despite its mixed reviews.

Kung Fu Panda 4

IMDb ComedyAdventure

After Po is tapped to become the Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace, he needs to find and train a new Dragon Warrior, while a wicked sorceress plans to re-summon all the master villains whom Po has vanquished to the spirit realm.

DirectorMike Mitchell, Stephanie Stine
Release DateMarch 8, 2024
StudioDreamWorks Animation
CastJack Black, Awkwafina, Viola Davis
WritersJonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger, Darren Lemke
Runtime1 hour 34 minutes
RatingPG

7. Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

Released on March 8, 2024, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, a sequel to the 2021 film Ghostbusters: Afterlife, is steadily fading away at the domestic box office, with the latest collection of $4.8 million this week.

Currently, the movie’s total domestic gross earnings are $107.5 million, which is just $7 million over its production budget alone.

Moreover, regarding the global box office, Frozen Empire surpassed $188 million and will likely make it to the $200 million club within 2-3 weeks.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

IMDb AdventureComedyFantasy

When the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second ice age.

DirectorGil Kenan
Release DateMarch 22, 2024
StudioGhost Corps, Columbia Pictures, Bron Studios, Right of Way Films
CastPaul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard
WritersGil Kenan, Jason Reitman, Ivan Reitman
Runtime1 hour 55 minutes
RatingPG-13

8. Dune: Part Two

Even though the end of the theatrical run of Dune: Part Two is nearing, it has not stopped bringing big bucks to its domestic box office collection.

With the latest earnings of $2.7 million just this week, the movie surpassed its $280 million total gross domestic collection.

The movie had a solid box office debut, collecting $82 million and $46 million the following week.

Dune: Part Two

IMDb ActionAdventureDrama

Paul Atreides unites with Chani and the Fremen while seeking revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family.

DirectorDenis Villeneuve
Release DateMarch 1, 2024
StudioWarner Bros. Pictures
CastTimothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson
WritersDenis Villeneuve, Jon Spaihts, Frank Herbert
Runtime2 hours 46 minutes
RatingPG-13

9. Alien

Despite being the re-release of the original 1979 film Alien, it has seen a successful rerun at the domestic box office.

The classic Sci-Fi movie was re-released on April 26, 2024, and collected $2.1 million in its first week.

On the 45th anniversary, the remastered 4K UHD Alien movie was re-released, and interestingly, it made it to the domestic box office top 10 despite the competition from the new releases.

Alien

IMDb HorrorSci-Fi

The crew of a commercial spacecraft encounters a deadly lifeform after investigating a mysterious transmission of unknown origin.

DirectorRidley Scott
Release DateApril 26, 2024
Studio20th Century Studios
CastSigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt
WritersDan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett
Runtime1 hour 57 minutes
RatingR

10. Boy Kills World

While the re-release of Alien easily topped the domestic Box Office top 10 this week of May 3, Boy Kills World is barely managing to secure a top place despite being a new release.

Bill Skarsgård’s action crime film Boy Kills World was released on April 26, 2024, and earned $2.1 million this opening week.

Boy Kills World

IMDb ActionCrimeThriller

A fever dream action film that follows Boy, a deaf person with a vibrant imagination. When his family is murdered, he is trained by a mysterious shaman to repress his childish imagination and become an instrument of death.

DirectorMoritz Mohr
Release DateApril 26, 2024
StudioRoadside Attractions, Lionsgate Films
CastBill Skarsgård, Jessica Rothe, Michelle Dockery
WritersTyler Burton Smith, Arend Remmers, Moritz Mohr
Runtime1 hour 51 minutes
RatingR
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