Box office: Swift's "Eras Tour" is still in first place despite Scorsese's "Killers of the Flower Moon"'s impressive $23 million debut.
The star-studded murder epic "Killers of the Flower Moon" by Martin Scorsese made a strong impression at the box office, taking in $23 million from 3,628 North American cinemas over the weekend.
For a total worldwide take of $44 million, the movie also earned $21 million from 63 foreign markets.
Despite coming in second place, Scorsese's film had by far his greatest opening weekend since 2010's "Shutter Island" ($41 million debut), which was followed by 2006's "The Departed" ($26.9 million debut).
And despite the fact that "Killers of the Flower Moon"'s stars, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, haven't been able to promote.
The movie due to the ongoing actors' strike, the movie nonetheless managed to make a splash.
The R-rated film "Killers of the Flower Moon" has been well received by audiences (earning a "A-" CinemaScore) and reviewers (92% on Rotten Tomatoes), which is encouraging for the rest of its run in theaters.
The drama, which was adapted from David Grann's 2017 book and stars Lily Gladstone and Jesse Plemons, takes place during the "Reign of Terror."
Which alludes to the enigmatic murders that happened after significant oil resources were found on the territory of the Osage nation in the early 1920s.