‘Empire Strikes Back’ Leads At The Weekend Box Office With $644K, 23 Years After Sequel’s Special Edition – Update

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‘Empire Strikes Back’ Leads At The Weekend Box Office With $644K, 23 Years After Sequel’s Special Edition – Update
Updated after Saturday’s exclusive w/chart: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back came in much better than the high $400K-$500K anticipated with a $611K 3-day, and $644K five-day gross.

In the current broken exhibition marketplace where 1,5K theaters are open, that’s a pretty potent weekend for a No 1 film, just under Ghostbusters‘ 5-day last weekend of $656K (but above that Ivan Reitman pic’s 3-day of $550K), Trolls World Tour‘s 4-day Memorial weekend of $656K, and Jurassic Park‘s June 19-21 weekend which banked $517,6K over three-days according to industry estimates.

Other takeaways in a drive-in dominated marketplace: IFC’s second weekend of the Emily Mortimer horror movie Relic clocked 4th place with $236K, -16% as it jumped 57 theaters to 126 this past weekend. Together with IFC’s Wretched gross through 11 weeks of $1.7M and Relic‘s running cume of $581K, IFC has banked
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