‘Lisa Frankenstein’ fails to come to life at the box office

“Lisa Frankenstein” didn’t come to life at the North American box office in its first weekend in theaters. The horror comedy written by Diablo Cody and starring Kathryn Newton and Cole Sprouse earned $3.8 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. It debuted in second place on a very slow Super Bowl weekend, behind the spy thriller “Argylle.”

Matthew Vaugn’s “Argylle” got first place with only $6.5 million, which brings its running domestic total to $28.8 million in two weekends. The $200 million production is Apple’s first major theatrical flop. Universal Pictures oversaw the North American release for the streamer, where it is playing in 3,605 locations. Globally, it’s earned $60.1 million to date.

Focus Features released “Lisa Frankenstein” in 3,144 locations. A 1980s-set teenage riff on Mary Shelly’s classic tale, “Lisa Frankenstein” was the directorial debut of Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda Williams. Reviews overall were mixed to negative with a 49% on Rotten Tomatoes. AP’s Mark Kennedy wrote in his review that it was “a real monster — stitched together from previous movies, painfully incoherent and deeply, deeply dumb.”

Audiences were mostly female (61%) and under the age of 35 (71%), according to exit data. But while the opening weekend was low, the production budget was also relatively modest at a reported $13 million.

This week brings two bigger movies to theaters, “Bob Marley: One Love” and “Madame Web,” but things aren’t likely to pick up significantly until ” Dune: Part Two ” opens on March 1.

“This is the natural ebb and flow of things for theaters,” Dergarabedian said. “The box office will recover.”

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Comscore. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

  1. “Argylle,” $6.5 million.
  2. “Lisa Frankenstein,” $3.8 million.
  3. “The Beekeeper,” $3.5 million.
  4. “The Chosen,” $3.2 million.
  5. “Wonka,” $3.1 million
  6. “Migration,” $3 million.
  7. “Anyone But You,” $2.7 million.
  8. “Mean Girls,” $1.9 million.
  9. “American Fiction,” $1.3 million.
  10. “Poor Things,” $1.1 million.

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