David Leitch’s Actions High speed trainstarring Brad Pitt as a hellish assassin, is leading a quiet weekend at the North American box office.
In normal times, Hollywood studios will continue to release event films throughout August. This year is different as the entertainment business emerges from the pandemic and grapples with production delays. and post-production.
High speed train billed as Hollywood’s last major theatrical release in summer 2022. The film is doing well and will earn $13 million this weekend from 4,357 theaters for a 10-day domestic cume of 54.2 million. USD. One hitch: even with little competition, Bullet Train looks set to drop more than 57% from its opening weekend, though that’s not unusual for a male-leaning action shot. The film grossed $3.9 million on Friday.
In other places, Top Gun: Maverick is making an impressive comeback in its 12th weekend, thanks to showings in hundreds of theaters, including high-end theaters. The Paramount and Skydance movie is slated to earn $6.6 million for the weekend from 3,181 theaters for second place. Now it’s certain that Tom Cruise’s movie will hit the $700 million mark domestically. (Globally, it grossed north of $1.35 billion, one of the greatest movies of all time.)
Holding DC League of Super Pets, No and Thor: Love and Thunder expected to make the top 5.
Other titles that made it to the top 10 include A24’s specialty movies The agencies The agencies The agencies, looks set to come in at No. 8 with an estimated $3 million from 928 screens. Directed by Halina Reijn, the black comedy subverts the murder genre and stars Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Pete Davidson, Rachel Sennott, Myha’la Herrold, Chase Sui Wonders, and Lee Pace. A24 is slowly rolling out the movie over the course of the month; it started running in a bunch of cinemas last weekend.
Another new product this weekend is from Lionsgate Fall, an adventure thriller about a group of mountaineers. The Scott Mann-directed film, which stars Grace Caroline Currey and Virginia Gardner, may be outside the top 10 with an expected $2 million debut from 1,548 locations.
Indie distributor Gravitas Ventures is also taking advantage of summer ticket discounts. Issuing company Mack and Rita at about 2,000 theaters, although the results were not so good. Adult comedy – starring Elizabeth Lail as a 30-year-old woman who wakes up from a drinking party to find herself 70 years old, with an old version of herself played by Diane Keaton – may not even get $1 million in its box office debut.
Fall received a CinemaScore B from the audience, while Mack and Rita flunked with a rare D+.
That will put Mack and Rita behind this weekend’s re-release of ET the Extra-Terrestriallooks like it only made $1.1 or $1.2 million from 389 theaters.
Weekend numbers will be updated on Sunday.