Action packed by David Leitch Bullet trainBrad Pitt as the inveterate killer leads a quiet weekend at the North American box office.
In normal times, Hollywood studios would continue to release event films throughout August. This year is different as the entertainment business emerges from the pandemic and struggles with production and post-production delays.
Bullet train It is billed as the last major Hollywood studio title of the summer of 2022. The film is doing well and is expected to take in $13 million this weekend from 4,357 theaters for a domestic total of $54.2 million in 10 days. One downside: even with little competition, Bullet Train appears to be down more than 57% from its opening weekend, though that’s not uncommon for a male-dominated action movie. The film grossed $3.9 million on Friday.
elsewhere, Top Gun: Maverick Impressive returns for its 12th weekend, thanks to an increase in theater counts from 2,760 to 3,181 locations, including premium screen cinemas, as part of a special fan thank you event. The Paramount and Skydance film grossed $6.6 million over the weekend in second place in 3,181 theaters. Now, the Tom Cruise movie is sure to cross the $700 million mark. (Globally, it grossed over $1.35 billion, one of the highest grosses of all time.)
the Owners DC’s League of Super Pets, No s Thor: love and thunder The expectation is to complete the top five.
Other titles featured in the top 10 list include the A24 special bodies bodies bodies, which looks set to debut at No. 8 with $3 million from 928 theaters. Directed by Halina Raine, the black comedy revives the slasher genre and stars Amanda Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Pete Davidson, Rachel Sennott, Myhala Herold, Chase Sue Wonders and Lee Pace. A24 is releasing the film slowly throughout the month; This past weekend, he started going to several movie theaters.
Another new deal this weekend is Lionsgate’s To fall, an adventure thriller about a group of climbers. The Scott Mann-directed film, starring Grace Caroline Currie and Virginia Gardner, could break out of the top 10 with a projected debut of $2 million from 1,548 locations.
Independent distributor Gravitas Ventures is also taking advantage of slowing summer rates. The company distributes mac and rita About 2,000 in theaters, albeit with terrible results. The adult comedy, starring Elizabeth Lyle as a 30-year-old woman who wakes up from a bachelorette party and discovers she’s 70, with an older version of herself played by Diane Keaton, may not even reach a million dollars. . On its box office debut.
To fall received a CinemaScore B from the audience, while mac and rita failed with a rare D+.
let him put mac and rita behind this weekend’s relaunch extraterrestrial alienWhich looks like it will make $1.1 or $1.2 million with just 389 rooms.
Weekend numbers will be updated on Sunday.
Source: Hollywood Reporter