‘Civil War’ is A24’s highest opener, beating ‘Hereditary’

Apr14,2024


A24's 'Civil War' and 'Hereditary'

A24's 'Civil War' and 'Hereditary'

A24's latest releases, civil war, hit theaters with an impressive opening and grossed $10.7 million from 3,838 locations on its opening day and preview screenings. This set a new record for an indie studio, surpassing the previous record holder, hereditaryWhich grossed $5.1 million on its opening day in 2018.

Directed by Alex Garland, civil war Comes with a hefty price tag, costing $50 million to produce, making it A24's most expensive project to date. However, the investment appears to be paying off as the film is poised to exceed expectations, with estimates placing it at around $26 million in its first weekend.

The film stars Kirsten Dunst as a photojournalist facing a brutal conflict between the US government and splinter forces, alongside Wagner Moura, Cailee Spaeny, Nick Offerman and Stephen McKinley Henderson.

With tough competition from Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire And Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, Civil War faces a challenging market, but as it prepares for a wide release internationally, it could become a major contender for the box office throne in the coming weeks.

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