The worldwide box office revenue for “Smile” is $36.5 million
Paramount’s horror film Smile, which had an impressive opening weekend with an estimated $14.5 million, ultimately grossed $22 million in the United States. Parker Finn’s debut feature film, for which he wrote the screenplay and served as director, opened to a healthy $36.5 million worldwide in its first weekend.
Previews for the picture began at 7 p.m. on Thursday, and the movie made a healthy $2 million before snowballing into a profitable weekend. The film’s Saturday growth of 4 percent was notably surprising for a genre movie, and it caused many people to crack a smile. Paramount’s marketing with the simple, yet horrifying visual of the smile likely contributed to the film’s popularity (CinemaScore gave it a grade of B). A creative trailer aired before box office smashes like Top Gun: Maverick and Nope, and unexpected groups of people grinning maniacally appeared in the stands at various sporting events, all of which generated a fair amount of talk.
After witnessing an unusual and horrific episode involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon, Mare of Easttown) begins to experience frightening events she cannot explain. When this unfathomable terror, which claims its victims with a grin, begins to take control of Rose’s life, she has no choice but to face her troubled history and find a way out of her horrific new reality. Starring with Bacon, who is most known for her role as Skye Miller in 13 Reasons Why, are Jessie T. Usher (The Boys, Tales from the Walking Dead) as Trevor and Kyle Gallner (2022’s Scream, Dinner in America) as Joel. Also featured in Smile are Robin Weigert (Deadwood), Caitlin Stasey (All Cheerleaders Die), Kal Penn (Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle), and Rob Morgan (Do not Look Up).
While it fell short in the Northeast, Smile outperformed expectations in the Midwest, South Central, and Southeast. With a healthy 7.49%, Canada performed admirably. Most viewers were between the ages of 18 and 24, and 52% were male. With a 3/5 star rating on PostTrak, it is not surprising that 69% of viewers thought Smile was good while 36% thought it was exceptional.