Sony Pictures ‘Missing’, the mystery thriller opened its theatrical run last Friday, has taken a good start despite the immense domination of ‘Avatar’s sequel and ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ at the box office, which could be a good start to 2023 for Sony Pictures— while the critical response of the ‘Missing’ is already too good, and everyone is praising the climax and thrill of the film. But the important thing is how successful it is.
Is Missing Movie Hit or Flop?
According to reports, Sony Pictures’ mystery thriller ‘Missing’ was released in the USA on January 20, 2023, in over 3000 theaters, collecting $3.43 million on its first day (incl. $760k from Thursday night previews) and $9.15 million on its opening weekend at the domestic box office— it finishes on fourth place at domestic charts and also a solid start for the small-budgeted film, but also not too well because of the only big wide release of the week from reputed distributed like Sony Pictures. $17.56 million overall domestically.
As a small film, ‘Missing’ carries a small production budget of $7 million with negligible marketing, which makes sure that the makers have spent only $10-15 million on it (including all expenses)— the break-even mark. With a well-received critical response, ‘Missing’ has opened too well compared to its cost, and that’s enough from the point of view of success. Going to the numbers, ‘Missing’ is sure to be a commercial success for Sony Pictures, but not much as the film won’t last long expectations on the lifetime run.
Talking about the critical response, ‘Missing’ has received a 7.4/10 IMDb rating, and on Rotten Tomatoes, it scored 84/100% based on 92 critics’ reviews.
A standalone sequel to the 2018’s ‘Searching’, ‘Missing’ stars Storm Reid, Joaquim de Almeida, Daniel Henney, Ken Leung, Amy Landecker, and Nia Long. Directed by Nick Johnson and Will Merrick, who are also co-writers with Sev Ohanian and Aneesh Chaganty. Produced under the production banners of Stage 6 Films, Bazelevs Company, Screen Gems, and Search Party and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing.