Variety reports that Elisabeth Moss’ The Invisible Man scared up a solid $26 million opening weekend at 3,610 North American locations, estimates showed Saturday.
Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog, which had led for the past two weekends, will finish second with about $15 million at 4,177 sites for a 17-day total of roughly $127 million. The sophomore frame of Disney-20th Century’s Call of the Wild is heading for third with $13 million at 3,865 venues and is nearing $46 million for its first 10 days.
Universal-Blumhouse’s The Invisible Man dominated Friday’s moviegoing with about $9.8 million and generated a B+ Cinemascore from opening-day patrons. The thriller is coming in above studio forecasts, which had been north of $20 million this weekend. The Invisible Man made its first appearance at the international box office this weekend, scaring up $20.2M in 47 markets. Combined with the strong domestic start, the Leigh Whannell-directed pic debuted to $49.2M globally. In like-for-like offshore openings, the Elisabeth Moss-starrer is tracking in line with Lights Out, A Quiet Place and Get Out. It’s also running 19% above Blumhouse’s Happy Death Day
Producer Jason Blum was out touring the movie with the team in the UK, France and Spain during mid-February, and the sightings saw good dividends. The top opening market on the $7M production was the UK at $2.86M from 581 locations, followed by France at $2.2M from 355 and Mexico at $1.85M from 929. Latin America typically leans into horror, though Invisible Man is playing more like a thriller — Brazil opened at No. 2 with $794K, well behind leader Sonic The Hedgehog, but Spain was a No. 1 start from 327 with $1.12M.