Box Office: ‘Free Guy’ Debuts at No. 1 With Surprisingly Strong $28.4 Million
Despite concerns the delta variant would keep moviegoers at home, Ryan Reynolds’ sci-fi action comedy “Free Guy” had a better-than-expected start at the domestic box office.The movie, from Disney and 20th Century Studios, collected $26 million from 4,165 North American theaters.
Given its production budget above $100 million, those ticket sales wouldn’t be much to celebrate in pre-pandemic times, but isn’t a bad result as a plague sweeps the globe.Overseas, “Free Guy” amassed $22.5 million for a global tally of $51 million.“Free Guy” marks an interesting test for the film exhibition industry because it’s playing exclusively in theaters, which is a rarity these days.
The few films offered only in theaters, like Universal’s “F9,” Emily Blunt and
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