Smile tops US box office with $49.9M ahead of Lyle, Lyle Crocodile and Amsterdam

For the second week in a row, Paramount Pictures’ R-rated horror flick Smile topped the weekend box office in the States with $49.9M in 3,659 theaters for a global total of $89.9M.

Parker Finn’s $17M-budget feature directorial debut – based on his 2020 short film Laura Hasn’t Slept – stars Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick’s daughter Sosie Bacon.

The 30-year-old actress plays psychiatrist Dr. Rose Cotter, who believes something supernatural is at work after witnessing the bizarre suicide of a patient as well as other disturbing experiences.

Something worth grinning over! For the second week in a row, Paramount Pictures’ R-rated horror flick Smile topped the weekend box office in the States with $49.9M in 3,659 theaters for a global total of $89.9M

Smile – also starring Cal Penn – currently holds a 78% critic approval rating (out of 156 reviews) and a 79% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Sony Pictures Releasing’s live-action animation hybrid Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile debuted at $11.5M in 4,350 US theaters mostly thanks to children under 12 and mostly Caucasian moms.

Shawn Mendes voiced the titular singing reptile – who entertains characters played by Constance Wu, Javier Bardem, Winslow Fegley, Scoot McNairy, and Brett Gelman.

Will Speck and Josh Gordon’s $50M-budget movie is a big-screen adaptation of Bernard Waber’s 1965 children’s book and its 1962 prequel The House on East 88th Street.

Action!  Parker Finn's (L) $17M-budget feature directorial debut - based on his 2020 short film Laura Hasn't Slept - stars Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick's daughter Sosie Bacon (R)

Action! Parker Finn’s (L) $17M-budget feature directorial debut – based on his 2020 short film Laura Hasn’t Slept – stars Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick’s daughter Sosie Bacon (R)

Eerie: The 30-year-old actress (L) plays psychiatrist Dr.  Rose Cotter, who believes something supernatural is at work after witnessing the bizarre suicide of a patient as well as other disturbing experiences

Eerie: The 30-year-old actress (L) plays psychiatrist Dr. Rose Cotter, who believes something supernatural is at work after witnessing the bizarre suicide of a patient as well as other disturbing experiences

Reaction: Smile - also starring Cal Penn (pictured) - currently holds a 78% critic approval rating (out of 156 reviews) and a 79% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes

Reaction: Smile – also starring Cal Penn (pictured) – currently holds a 78% critic approval rating (out of 156 reviews) and a 79% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile has a 68% critic approval rating (out of 41 reviews), but audiences loved it with a 95% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

20th Century Studios’ thirties-set absurdist comedy Amsterdam went up in smoke with a $6.5M domestic debut in 3,005 theaters (mostly Caucasian men) for a global total of $10M.

David O. Russell’s $80M-budget movie centers on a doctor, nurse, and lawyer (Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, and John David Washington) caught up in a political conspiracy after the mysterious murder of a US senator.

No.  2: Sony Pictures Releasing's live-action animation hybrid Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile debuted at $11.5M in 4,350 US theaters mostly thanks to children under 12 and mostly Caucasian moms

No. 2: Sony Pictures Releasing’s live-action animation hybrid Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile debuted at $11.5M in 4,350 US theaters mostly thanks to children under 12 and mostly Caucasian moms

Musical: Shawn Mendes voiced the titular singing reptile - who entertains characters played by Constance Wu (L), Javier Bardem, Winslow Fegley, Scoot McNairy, and Brett Gelman

Musical: Shawn Mendes voiced the titular singing reptile – who entertains characters played by Constance Wu (L), Javier Bardem, Winslow Fegley, Scoot McNairy, and Brett Gelman

Audiences love it: Will Speck and Josh Gordon's $50M-budget movie is a big-screen adaptation of Bernard Waber's 1965 children's book and its 1962 prequel The House on East 88th Street

Audiences love it: Will Speck and Josh Gordon’s $50M-budget movie is a big-screen adaptation of Bernard Waber’s 1965 children’s book and its 1962 prequel The House on East 88th Street

Amsterdam’s underperformance was mostly due to its dismal 33% critic approval rating (out of 168 reviews) and 62% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

This, despite a star-studded ensemble which includes Taylor Swift, Robert De Niro, Rami Malek, Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Rock, Zoe Saldaña, Mike Myers, Michael Shannon, Timothy Olyphant, and Andrea Riseborough.

Taking fourth place was Sony Pictures Releasing’s 1820s-set historical epic The Woman King, which earned $54.1M of its $50M budget back in its fourth week from 3,342 theaters ($58M globally).

DOA: 20th Century Studios' thirties-set absurdist comedy Amsterdam went up in smoke with a $6.5M domestic debut in 3,005 theaters (mostly Caucasian men) for a global total of $10M

DOA: 20th Century Studios’ thirties-set absurdist comedy Amsterdam went up in smoke with a $6.5M domestic debut in 3,005 theaters (mostly Caucasian men) for a global total of $10M

Dismal reviews: David O. Russell's $80M-budget movie centers on a doctor, nurse, and lawyer (Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, and John David Washington) caught up in a political conspiracy after the mysterious murder of a US senator

Dismal reviews: David O. Russell’s $80M-budget movie centers on a doctor, nurse, and lawyer (Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, and John David Washington) caught up in a political conspiracy after the mysterious murder of a US senator

Disappointment: The star-studded ensemble includes Taylor Swift (M), Robert De Niro, Rami Malek, Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Rock, Zoe Saldaña, Mike Myers, Michael Shannon, Timothy Olyphant, and Andrea Riseborough

Disappointment: The star-studded ensemble includes Taylor Swift (M), Robert De Niro, Rami Malek, Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Rock, Zoe Saldaña, Mike Myers, Michael Shannon, Timothy Olyphant, and Andrea Riseborough

Gina Prince-Bythewood’s feminist flick about the Agojie, the all-female warrior unit that protected the West African kingdom of Dahomey, has also earned Oscar buzz for Viola Davis.

It was the best reviewed film of the top five films with a certified fresh 95% critic approval rating (out of 209 reviews) and a 99% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

In its third week, Warner Bros. Pictures’ glossy psychological thriller Don’t Worry Darling nabbed the fifth spot with $38.45M from 3,324 US theaters for a global total of $58M.

Meanwhile, Universal Pictures’ Ticket to Paradise starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney – which doesn’t hit US theaters until October 21 – has already amassed $1B overseas.

$58M globally: Taking fourth place was Sony Pictures Releasing's 1820s-set historical epic The Woman King, which earned $54.1M of its $50M budget back in its fourth week from 3,342 theaters

$58M globally: Taking fourth place was Sony Pictures Releasing’s 1820s-set historical epic The Woman King, which earned $54.1M of its $50M budget back in its fourth week from 3,342 theaters

Will she score a nomination?  Gina Prince-Bythewood's feminist flick about the Agojie, the all-female warrior unit that protected the West African kingdom of Dahomey, has also earned Oscar buzz for Viola Davis

Will she score a nomination? Gina Prince-Bythewood’s feminist flick about the Agojie, the all-female warrior unit that protected the West African kingdom of Dahomey, has also earned Oscar buzz for Viola Davis

Woman power: It was the best reviewed film of the top five films with a certified fresh 95% critic approval rating (out of 209 reviews) and a 99% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes

Woman power: It was the best reviewed film of the top five films with a certified fresh 95% critic approval rating (out of 209 reviews) and a 99% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes

Olivia Wilde’s $35M-budget second directorial effort – inspired by The Stepford Wives and The Truman Show – stars Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Wilde, Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne, Nick Kroll, and Chris Pine.

Don’t Worry Darling has a dismal 38% critic approval rating (out of 302 reviews) and a 75% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Rounding out the rest of the top 10 were James Cameron’s re-release of his 2009 hit Avatar, Zach Cregger’s horror movie Barbarian, Nicholas Stoller’s gay rom-com Bros, Mani Ratnam’s Indian epic Ponnyyin Selvan: I, and Damien Leone’s slasher Terrifier 2.

No.  5: In its third week, Warner Bros.  Pictures' glossy psychological thriller Don't Worry Darling nabbed the fifth spot with $38.45M from 3,324 US theaters for a global total of $58M

No. 5: In its third week, Warner Bros. Pictures’ glossy psychological thriller Don’t Worry Darling nabbed the fifth spot with $38.45M from 3,324 US theaters for a global total of $58M

Inspired by The Stepford Wives and The Truman Show: Olivia Wilde's (2-L) $35M-budget second directorial effort stars Nick Kroll (R), Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Wilde, Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne, and Chris Pine

Inspired by The Stepford Wives and The Truman Show: Olivia Wilde’s (2-L) $35M-budget second directorial effort stars Nick Kroll (R), Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Wilde, Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne, and Chris Pine

Mixed: Don't Worry Darling has a dismal 38% critic approval rating (out of 302 reviews) and a 75% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes

Mixed: Don’t Worry Darling has a dismal 38% critic approval rating (out of 302 reviews) and a 75% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes

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