The horror movie “Barbarian” scared up the most receipts during the North America box office’s second worst weekend of the year.
The film, which did a bit better than expected, opened with $10.5 million during a weekend when the total for all movies was an unimpressive $40.3 million
Placing second last weekend was another film that slightly exceeded expectations, “Brahmastra Part One: Shiva,” which grossed $4.54 million in its first weekend. The Indian film is about Shiva, who goes on a search for love and self-discovery while facing evil forces.
“Bullet Train,” the action comedy starring Brad Pitt, placed third with $3.31 million.
“Top Gun: Maverick,” this year’s highest-grossing film, placed fourth with $3.16 million.
In fifth place was another horror film, “The Invitation,” with $2.67 million.
“DC League of Super-Pets” landed in sixth place with $2.66 million.
“Lifemark,” the movie about a 18-year-old man hearing from his birth mother, opened in seventh place with $2.18 million.
“Beast,” starring Idris Elba as a father trying to protect his teenage daughters from a lion who’s hunting them, placed eighth with $1.8 million.
The animated adventure “Minions: Rise of Gru” was in ninth place with $1.7 million.
And “Spider-Man: No Way Home” (2021), which has done well during a re-release with additional scenes, swung into 10th place with $1.33 million.