Contenders in the category include ‘The Color Purple,’ ‘Barbie’ and ‘Rustin.’
Sunday marks National Cinema Day at theaters around the country.
The film may have been hurt by the SAG-AFTRA strike and tropical storm Hilary.
The horror thriller is based on Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula.’
Shark movie ‘Meg 2: The Trench’ made a strong showing and opened in second place.
The horror comedy stars LaKeith Stanfield, Rosario Dawson, Owen Wilson and Tiffany Haddish.
The live-action comedy scored the best opening ever for a female director.
Many are praising the summer flick for its feminist themes.
The live-action comedy opens nationwide on July 21.
Margot Robbie leads the cast as main Barbie alongside Ryan Gosling as Ken.