‘M3GAN’ slashed way to No. 1 in box office debut

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A killer doll slashed her way to the top of the box office on Friday.

On its opening night, “M3GAN” took in over $11.7 million, according to IMDb’s Box Office Mojo.

The horror flick earned 1.3 billion views on TikTok across the hashtags #M3GAN, #M3GANMovie, and #M3GANDance, according to Deadline.

It managed to dethrone “Avatar: The Way of Water,” which was no easy feat considering the James Cameron-directed film held onto the number one spot in theaters for three weeks in a row.

The sci-fi sequel, which earned just over $11.4 million on Friday alone, has already raked in over $1.5 billion globally, becoming the highest-grossing film released in 2022, soaring over “Top Gun: Maverick.”

Kiri (Sigourney Weaver) in 20th Century Studios' AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER
“Avatar: The War of Water” finally got dethroned for first place in the box office.
20th Century Studios / Avalon

“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,” the latest in the “Shrek” franchise, dropped to third place from second place last week, with an over $3.3-million take.

The Tom Hanks-led “A Man Called Otto,” which the Wall Street Journal called “schmaltzy,” made over $1.5 million.

The comedy-drama is based on a 2015 Swedish film “A Man Called Ove,” which was adapted from the novel of the same name by bestselling author Fredrik Backman.

Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas)
“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” took in over $3.3 million.
DreamWorks Animation

Marvel’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” which was in third place last week, moved down to fifth, taking home $968,000.

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