Box Office
Wild Uncharted Waters
"The Little Mermaid" is next in a number of its very expensive franchise titles facing challenges — and that makes a $4 billion summer unlikely.

Home is where the VOD is
As expected "The Super Mario Bros. Movie" is #1 everywhere, but its stay may be brief as "John Wick: Chapter 4" looms.
The billion-dollar question
The 10th entry in the long-running franchise has a strong opening by any standard — other than what it needs to make money.
High octane melodrama
Hollywood's international influence took a hit with Covid and if our biggest import can't turn the tide, what will?
#1 on Netflix
Jennifer Lopez's "The Mother" and Ben Affleck's "Hypnotic" share similar plots. One flopped in theaters, the other is #1 on Netflix.
Perspective, Folks
The Illumination animation smash will soon outgross all but one other cartoon feature... if you ignore inflation. And reject film history.
Marvel, Relieved
Otherwise, the carnage is wide as "Book Club: The Next Chapter" performs best among new openings.
30 is the new 60
"The Super Mario Bros Movie" bucked the trend and made it to 41 days.
VOD Report
Unlike its "Scream VI," Paramount is giving a PVOD lead for its adaptation of the role-playing game. Meanwhile, studio titles comprise most of Netflix's top ten.
Box Office
$114 million normally would seem like a strong weekend, but by Marvel standards, it's a disappointment.
"Guardians of the Galaxy 3" estimates are soft post- "Quantumania," but the Super Mario Bros. will be there to pick up the slack.
Netflix appears to be enjoying the "Super Mario Bros. Movie" effect, with five animation titles in its top 10.
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