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‘Smile’ shows its teeth with $22 million first-place opening

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The horror film Smile topped the weekend box office, beating expectations with an estimated $22 million debut — the biggest domestic opening in nine weeks. The modestly-budgeted movie, starring Sosie Bacon — daughter of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick — added an estimated $14.5 million overseas, for a global total of $36.5 million.

Last week’s #1, Don’t Worry Darling, dropped to second place, grabbing an estimated $7.3 million. Its two-week global tally now stands at $54.7 million.

The Woman King slipped to third place in its third week of release, delivering an estimated $7 million and bringing its domestic tally to $46.7 million.

The news wasn’t so great for Bros. The LGBTQ+ romantic comedy — co-written by and starring comedian Billy Eichner alongside Luke Macfarlane — debuted in fourth with a disappointing $4.8 million.

The re-release of Avatar rounded out the top five, adding an estimated $4.7. That brings its North American tally to $19 million. Overseas, the film has earned a total of $58 million.

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