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“Smile,” “Crocodile” To Grin At Box-Office

(UTV | COLOMBO) – Paramount’s horror-thriller “Smile” is set to keep grinning from the top of the box-office this weekend, holding off two new challengers.

The film pulled in $3.85 million on Friday and is on track to earn $13.1 million for the weekend – a drop of 42%, which is very good for a horror film which normally fall faster in their second week. The film’s ten-day gross now sits at $45.4 million.

Its closest challenger is “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile,” the family film starring Shawn Mendes as the voice of a singing croc. It is on track for an $11 million weekend, buoyed by good reviews.

Not faring well is the David O. Russell-directed “Amsterdam,” the all-star absurdist period crime comedy tale is battling scathing reviews and is only on track to earn just under $7 million for the weekend. Boasting a substantial $80 million budget for its genre, things aren’t looking good.

“The Woman King” and “Don’t Worry Darling” are likely to round out the top five with a further $5 million and $3.3 million, respectively.

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