`Death on the Nile’ Opens Atop Box Office With $12.8 Million

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – “Death on the Nile,” star and director Kenneth Branagh’s remake of the 1978 film version of Agatha Christie’s 1937 novel, opened at the top of the box office this weekend with $12.8 million, according to industry estimates released today.

The murder mystery beat out last weekend’s top-grossing film, “Jackass Forever,” which took in $8.05 million in its second weekend at North American theaters, Comscore reported.

Third place went to “Marry Me,” a romantic comedy starring Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson, which opened with $8 million Friday through Sunday.

The blockbuster “Spider-Man: No Way Home” was fourth, adding another $7.1 million in its ninth week of release for a domestic total of $759 million.

“Blacklight,” the latest action film starring 69-year-old Liam Neeson, was fifth, opening with $3.6 million.

Rounding out the top 10 domestic releases, as estimated by Comscore, were “Sing 2” ($2.9 million), “Moonfall” ($2.85 million), “Scream” ($2.83 million), “Licorice Pizza” ($922,501) and “The King’s Man” ($433,000).

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