A24's 'Civil War' Maintains Top Spot at Box Office or Second Week Running, Defeats Newcomers

By Leira Aquino

Apr 22, 2024 05:03 AM EDT

A24's 'Civil War' maintains its grip on the top spot at Box Office for the second week in a row.
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In a slow weekend for the box office, A24's 'Civil War' continues to dominate, securing the top spot for the second consecutive week. 

The dystopian thriller, directed by Alex Garland and starring Kirsten Dunst, brought in $11.1 million in ticket sales across 3,929 theaters, maintaining its stronghold on moviegoers, Variety reported.

'Civil War' Becomes A24's Top Performer

With a budget of $50 million,'Civil War' has now accumulated $44.9 million in just two weeks, solidifying its position as one of A24's top-grossing films. 

The film's premise, set in a near-future United States embroiled in rebellion against a totalitarian regime, coupled with A24's strategic marketing emphasizing the country's descent into chaos, has resonated strongly with audiences.

Despite facing new releases, 'Civil War' stood firm against the competition. 

Universal Pictures' 'Abigail,' a horror film reimagining the classic Dracula narrative, debuted with $10.2 million, securing second place in the box office rankings. 

Guy Ritchie's 'The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare' and Sony and Crunchyroll's anime 'Spy x Family Code: White' also entered the fray but failed to displace 'Civil War' from its position.

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Hollywood Box Office Slump Continues, Down 20% Year-to-Date

The overall sluggishness in theater attendance reflects ongoing concerns in Hollywood, with year-to-date ticket sales down nearly 20% compared to the previous year, AP News reported, citing Comscore. 

Last year's industry disruptions, including actors' and writers' strikes, continue to impact release schedules and audience engagement.

While 'Civil War' remains a standout success, industry observers are closely watching upcoming releases for signs of a box office resurgence. 

The anticipation is high for potential summer blockbusters, with hopes pinned on upcoming titles like 'The Fall Guy,' starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt, to inject energy into the cinematic landscape.

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