Leonardo DiCaprio's Movie Loses Box Office Battle to Swift's Concert

Scorsese's Latest Grips Audiences with Riveting Historical Drama

by Zain ul Abedin
Leonardo DiCaprio's Movie Loses Box Office Battle to Swift's Concert
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This weekend in North American theatres, Leonardo DiCaprio’s latest cinematic venture, "Killers of the Flower Moon," made a noteworthy entrance. Yet, Taylor Swift’s concert film held steadfast, securing the top position.

"Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour" proved to be an unstoppable force, raking in an estimated $31 million from Friday to Sunday. This remarkable performance has propelled the film's two-week domestic total to an astounding $129.8 million, making it the first concert film in history to dominate the box office for two consecutive weekends, as noted by Variety.

In the midst of this, Martin Scorsese's "Killers of the Flower Moon," despite facing challenges, marked a triumphant opening. The film’s lengthy three-and-a-half-hour runtime, its imminent release on Apple TV+, and the ongoing actors' strike which has hindered promotional efforts by stars Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio, did not deter it from earning an impressive $23 million.

Critical Acclaim for 'Flower Moon'

David A. Gross, an analyst at Franchise Entertainment Research, praised the film, highlighting its “superb” reviews and audience scores. He anticipates a slew of award nominations for both the director and the ensemble cast, which includes Jesse Plemons and Lily Gladstone, asserting that the film is “set up for a strong run”.

"Killers of the Flower Moon" delves into the chilling true story of the murders of Native Americans in Oklahoma in the early 20th century, a tale of greed and injustice as malevolent forces sought to seize their oil rights.

The weekend’s top 10 films also included: "Saw X" earning $3.6 million,
"The Creator" with a $2.6 million take,
"A Haunting in Venice" at $1.1 million,
"The Blind" just hitting the million mark,
and "The Nun II," closing the list with $887,000.

As the box office continues to buzz with activity, audiences are flocking to theaters, eager to witness the storytelling prowess of cinema’s finest, solidifying this weekend as a memorable chapter in the ongoing saga of film entertainment.

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