‘Death on the Nile’ Takes Top Box Office Spot With Just $12.8 Million Opening

‘Death on the Nile’ Takes Top Box Office Spot With Just $12.8 Million Opening
20th Century Studios’ “Death on the Nile” has taken the top spot at the box office this weekend with an opening of just $12.8 million from 3,280 theaters and a global opening of $33.5 million.

While that result is consistent with the $11-13 million projections for the Agatha Christie adaptation from Kenneth Branagh, they are also less than half of the $28.6 million opening earned in 2018 by its predecessor, “Murder on the Orient Express.”

Tracking was so low for the murder mystery because “Orient Express” had an opening weekend audience that was heavily skewed towards audiences over the age of 50; an age demographic that has shown up far less often since the pandemic began, not to mention the usual slowdown in theater turnout that comes on Super Bowl weekend.

Reception for “Nile” has been somewhat positive with a 66% Rotten Tomatoes score and a B on CinemaScore. But with a reported $90 million production budget, its
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