No More Bets leads the worldwide box office for the second consecutive weekend

Last updated: 20 August 2023

No More Bets continued to lead the worldwide weekend box office chart for the second successive weekend with $58.06 million gross, taking its tally to $371.77 million. The Chinese crime-drama, directed by Shen Ao, starring Lay Zhang and Gina Jin is based on a true story of a computer programmer and a female model who are lured by a fake overseas recruitment ad and find themselves trapped in a foreign country. No More Bets is the No. 1 film in China since its release on 8 August (Tuesday).

Barbie has grossed an impressive $48.2 million in its fifth weekend, retaining its second position from last weekend. The comedy-drama, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, has grossed $1.28 billion at the worldwide box office. Barbie is dethroned to the second position (by Blue Beetle) on the North American box office chart. The film earned $21.5 million in the USA and Canada for a domestic total of $567.28 million.

Blue Bettle raked in $43.4 million in its opening weekend. The superhero film, directed by Ángel Manuel Soto, starring Xolo Maridueña, Adriana Barraza, Damián Alcázar, Raoul Max Trujillo, Susan Sarandon and George Lopez debuted at No. 1 in USA and Canada with $25.4 million.

Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, starring Cillian Murphy in the titular role, has grossed $42.64 million in its fifth weekend for a total gross of $717.84 million. Released alongside Barbie in a clash referred to as Barbenheimer, the R-rated biographical drama, also starring Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, Josh Hartnett, Casey Affleck, Rami Malek and Kenneth Branagh is the third highest-grossing film in North America over the weekend with $10.6 million, taking its domestic tally to $285.23 million. The film is set to release in China on 30 August.

Meg 2: The Trench has grossed $28.63 million in its second weekend for a worldwide total of $316.65 million against an estimated $130 million budget. The shark sequel, directed by Ben Wheatley, starring Jason Statham, Wu Jing, Sophia Cai, Page Kennedy, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Skyler Samuels and Cliff Curtis, earned $6.73 million at the North American box office for a domestic total of 66.55 million.

Chinese comedy-drama Papa, directed by Su Liang, grossed $20.85 million over its extended weekend in China.

Chinese epic film Creation of the Gods I: Kingdom of Storms, the first instalment in the Fengshen trilogy directed by ethnic Mongol director Wuershan, based on Xu Zhonglin’s 16th century novel Investiture of the Gods, grossed $15.19 million in its fifth weekend for a total of $310.25 million. The cast includes Fei Xiang, Li Xuejian, Huang Bo, Yu Yosh, Luke Chen, Na Ran, Ci Sha, Xia Yu, Chen Kun, Yuan Quan and Eric Yang Le.

Animation sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, directed by Jeff Rowe, grossed $13.22 million in its second weekend for a total of $118.43 million.

American comedy Strays, directed by Josh Greenbaum, grossed $10.28 million in its opening weekend. The film follows an abandoned dog (voiced by Will Ferrell) who teams up with several strays (voiced by Jamie Foxx, Isla Fisher and Randall Park) to get revenge on his abusive owner (Will Forte).

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One earned $8.92 million is its sixth weekend for a worldwide total of $541.01 million. The action-thriller is directed by Christopher McQuarrie and stars Tom Cruise reprising his role as Ethan Hunt, Hayley Atwell in her Mission Impossible debut, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson and Vanessa Kirby – all of them reprising her roles from previous Mission Impossible films along with Esai Morales, playing the antagonist. In the film, Hunt races against time to find a mysterious “key” before it is found by The Entity, a powerful rogue AI (Esai Morales). In the USA and Canada, the film grossed $2.72 million for an underwhelming domestic tally of $164.61 million.

Top 10 Films at the Worldwide Box Office between 18 – 20 August:

1. #NoMoreBets – $58.06M (Total: $371.77M)
2. #Barbie – $48.2M (Total: $1.28B)
3. #BlueBeetle – $43.4M
4. #Oppenheimer – $42.64M (Total: $717.84M)
5. #Meg2TheTrench – $28.63M (Total: $316.65M)

— Cinemania World (@Cinemania_World) August 20, 2023

Note: The above box office data is consolidated and supplied by ComScore.
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