Paramount’s unexpected hit horror film Smile passed $200M at the global box office this past weekend, now standing at $202.9M to date.
The film’s domestic total is currently $99.1M, which will likely reach $100M on a weekday later this week.
Smile opened to $22.6M, above most pre-release projections. Then it fell only -18% in its sophomore frame, the mildest such drop of any wide release film so far in 2022.
This past weekend, despite Halloween having already passed, Smile ranked #4 at the box office, outranking other horror films which opened later, including Lionsgate’s Prey for the Devil and Universal’s Halloween Ends.
Overseas, the film has earned $103.8M so far. Top overseas markets to date include:
- U.K. ($12.5M)
- Germany ($11.1M)
- France ($8.7M)
- Mexico ($8.2M)
- Spain ($5.3M)
- Australia ($5.0M)
“The spectacular worldwide performance of Smile demonstrates what is truly possible when you deliver a brilliantly sticky marketing campaign on top of a masterfully made high-concept horror film,” Paramount Pictures President and CEO Brian Robbins said in a press release. “Thank you to all our creative partners, director Parker Finn, the amazing cast, and our best-in-class production, marketing and distribution teams for creating a communal entertainment experience that movie-loving audiences can only find in the theaters!”
Robbins recently revealed in an interview that Smile was originally supposed to go straight to streaming on Paramount+, until it scored “crazy well” in test screenings and Paramount gave it an exclusive theatrical release instead.