Sunday, August 7, 2022

Weekend Box-Office: BULLET TRAIN Arrives With $30 Million Debut

Weekend Box Office Bullet Train Brad Pitt

Sony's new R-rated action comedy "Bullet Train" scored a decent debut, defying predictions that expected it to disappoint. Universal's family comedy "Easter Sunday" also opened this weekend, but couldn't find much of an audience.

Read more about the weekend box-office after the jump.

"Bullet Train" is the weekend's No. 1 movie with $30.1 million from 4,357 theaters, which perfectly matches initial projections. Some pundits predicted it would go lower, but that wasn't the case. It also added another $32.4 million overseas, for a global total of $62.5 million against a $90 million budget. The film received mixed reviews from critics (54% on Rotten Tomatoes), but the audience reception was pretty good ("B+" CinemaScore).

The animated film "DC League of Super-Pets" dropped from No. 1 last week to No. 2 this weekd. The film grossed $11.2 million over the weekend, dropping 51%. The film has, so far, grossed $45.1 million domestically and $38.3 million overseas. That's $83.4 million worldwide in its second week against a $90 million budget.

Jordan Peele's sci-fi horror film "Nope" finished in third place with $8.4 million. The film dropped a steep 54% in its third weekend, and has grossed a total of $97.9 million.

In fourth place we find the Disney/Marvel superhero flick "Thor: Love and Thunder" with $7.6 million, dropping 42.3% from the previous weekend. Slowing down considerably, the film has grossed $316 million in North America and $382.8 million from overseas markets. It all adds up to $698.9 million worldwide, falling way short of the billion milestone.

The Top 5 is rounded out by the animated film "Minions: The Rise of Gru" with $7.1 million. The film dropped a soft 35% in its sixth weekend, and has now earned $334.5 million domestically. Overseas it raked in $423.3 million, which brings its global tally to $757.8 million.

"Top Gun: Maverick" is still going strong in sixth place. The film raked in $7 million this weekend, and dropped a slim 16% in its eleventh weekend. It has now grossed a total of $657 million in North America, $690 million overseas, and a total of $1.35 billion worldwide.

The family comedy "Easter Sunday" opened in eight place with $5.2 million from 3,175 theaters. That's really bad. The film received a mixed-to-negative reception from critics (45% on Rotten Tomatoes), but moviegoers seemed to enjoy it ("B+" CinemaScore).

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Bullet Train $30.1M $30.1M $32.4M $90M
2 DC League of Super-Pets $11.2M $45.1M $38.3M $90M
3 Nope $8.4M $97.9M N/A $68M
4 Thor: Love and Thunder $7.6M $316M $382.8M $250M
5 Minions: The Rise of Gru $7.1M $334.5M $423M $80M
6 Top Gun: Maverick $7M $662.5M $690M $170M
7 Where the Crawdads Sing $5.6M $64.6M $12.7M $24M
8 Easter Sunday $5.2M $5.2M N/A $17M
9 Elvis $4M $136.5M $114.7M $85M
10 The Black Phone $1.4M $85.8M $62.4M $18M


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