⭐ Box Office Top 5 Movies + Trivia, Sept.30 - Oct.2 ⭐


Poster for Parker Finn's "Smile," this week's box-office champ, a horror film starring Sosie Bacon, Kyle Gallner and Robin Weigert.


Peter Howell

Movie Critic


Movie box office results for the Sept. 30 - Oct. 2 weekend (all amounts US$) plus IMDb trivia:


1. Smile ($22.0M)

— Colours signal emotions in this remake of the short horror film "Laura Hasn't Slept." The cursed "smile people" wear bright, pastel hues while therapist Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon) wears dark, contrasting colours.


2. Don't Worry Darling ($7.3M)

Director/co-star Olivia Wilde originally planned to play the lead role of Alice but cast Florence Pugh instead, after seeing her in the horror thriller "Midsommar." Wilde instead took the role of Bunny, Alice's best friend.


3. The Woman King ($7.0M)

— A drama inspired by real people, places and events, the film is based on the Kingdom of Dahomey, a West African realm from 1600 to 1940 located within present-day Benin. Europeans of the day knew it as a major supplier of slaves.


4. Bros ($4.8M)

— Star/co-writer Billy Eichner says he doesn't want people who voted for Donald Trump and other political conservatives to see the film, even if they identify as being part of the LGBTQ+ community that the film celebrates.


5. Avatar (re-release) ($4.7M)

— The cigarette smoked by Sigourney Weaver's character, Dr. Grace Augustine, isn't real. It's computer-generated.


Sources: Box Office Mojo, IMDb.com

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