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‘Brightburn’ Can’t Light Up Box Office with Fifth Place Finish

The highly-anticipated horror take on the Superman origin story, Brightburn, had trouble finding its footing at a crowded box office, finishing in fifth place with an estimated $7.5 million this weekend.

The James Gunn produced film (by director David Yarovesky) had a difficult time contending with a plethora of big budget studio hits such as Avengers: Endgame, Detective Pikachu, and this week’s Aladdin.  Although those films are certainly not the intended audience for Brightburn, they do take up the majority of the screens at any given location. read more