Neck and neck with The Nun, Kenneth Branagh’s latest thriller adapted from Agatha Christie had a decent first weekend across the Atlantic.
No big news this weekend in North America and it was Hercule Poirot who was supposed to bring people to the theaters. Agatha Christie’s detective was not entirely successful. With Mystery in Venicehis third adaptation, Kenneth Branagh got off to an average start, with $14.5 million in revenue for its first weekend in theaters across the Atlantic. It’s better than Death on the Nile in 2022, stuck at 12.9 million, but not enough to take first place in the US box office, still held by The Nun: The Curse of Saint Lucy.
The second part of the horror saga – derived from the universe Conjuring – grossed an additional $14.7 million and has grossed $56.5 million in North America since its release, and nearly 160 million worldwide.
The Nun therefore frustrates Poiroit, but Mystery in Venice was distributed in a smaller number of theaters (3,300) and offered the best average of the weekend, with a very solid result of $4,387 per copy. High numbers for the franchise, knowing that Death on the Nile was at $623 on average in February 2022 and that The crime of the Orient Express had debuted at an average of $2,126 in November 2017 – for a weekend of $26.7 million.