Branagh's 'A Haunting in Venice' premiere brings in $1.2 million

Kyle Allen, Camille Cottin, Michelle Yeoh, Tina Fey, and Jamie Dornan star with Branagh in the third Agatha Christie-inspired film. 

A Haunting in Venice, directed by Kenneth Branagh, opened in North America with $1.2 million in previews, ahead of the previous Agatha Christie picture and other  

Adult-skewing titles like Ticket to Paradise. After $1.1 million in previews, the last two films opened at $13 million and $16.5 million, respectively.

20th Century Studios and Disney's Haunting in Venice is also expected to open domestically for $13–15 million. 

In February 2022, when the box office was recovering, Death on the Nile, the penultimate picture in the series, premiered to $12.8 million. The sequel was delayed by COVID-19 and had unfavorable publicity around star Armie Hammer (who doesn't appear in the new picture). 

The film's ensemble included Gal Gadot and Letitia Wright. The global total for Death on the Nile was $137.3 million.Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express opened to $28.6 million domestically and grossed over $350 million globally in 2017. Michelle Pfeiffer and Johnny Depp star in the first film's ensemble.

In A Haunting in Venice, Branagh plays Hercule Poirot and directs. Camille Cottin, Michelle Yeoh, Tina Fey, Jamie Dornan, Jude Hill, Kyle Allen, and Riccardo Scamarcio join the ensemble.

The actors strike forced Branagh's picture to promote its last push without them, as with previous recent films.The directors hope strong reviews would boost A Haunting in Venice's Rotten Tomatoes score.

Which is 78 percent compared to 61 percent for Death on the Nile and 62 percent for Orient Express. After retiring to Venice, the legendary investigator investigates the murder of a young woman he met at a séance.

Disney, which acquired the adult-skewing franchise from 20th Century Fox, spent $60 million to $70 million on the latest feature, compared to over $100 million for Death on the Nile.

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