Box Office: ‘The Bad Guys’ Leads Quiet Weekend With 16 Million

Another weekend, another new Liam Neeson action-thriller in theaters.“Memory,” the actor’s nth Covid-era caper to play on the big screen, debuted over the weekend to 3.1 million from 2,555 North American cinemas.

Its eighth-place finish is a weak result, but one that’s close to Neeson’s recent theatrical releases like “Blacklight” (3.6 million debut), “Honest Thief” (3.6 million debut) and “The Marksman” (3.1 million debut).Since Open Road Films and Briarcliff Entertainment’s “Memory” is the only new nationwide release, last weekend’s champion “The Bad Guys” topped the box office again.

In its sophomore outing, the Universal Pictures animated heist comedy earned 16.1 million from 4,042 locations, bringing its domestic tally to 44.4 million.“Mr.

Neeson’s pre-pandemic crime pics did well, including the successful ‘Taken’ series, but audiences are showing little interest now,” says David A.

Gross, who runs the movie consulting firm Franchise Entertainment Research.

At the same time, there appears to

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