‘Bullet Train’ Repeating on Top as August Box Office Slows Down

Bullet Train” is maintaining the top slot at the box office this weekend, fending off newcomers “Fall” and “Mack and Rita,” as well as the expanding slasher-comedy “Bodies Bodies Bodies.”Sony’s Brad Pitt action vehicle added 3.865 million on Friday.

The film remains the widest release in the country with 4,357 locations.

The studio is projecting a 13 million gross for the sophomore outing, which would mark a fairly solid 56 drop from its opening last weekend.“Bullet Train” is expected to expand its domestic cume to 54 million through Sunday.

The adaptation of Kōtarō Isaka’s crime novel of the same name carries a 90 million production budget — hefty for a prospective blockbuster outside of a franchise.

With an August slate that’s light on high-profile new releases, Sony is hoping for “Bullet Train” to leg it out and draw in a solid gross over the month.From there, it becomes a much tighter race between steady holdovers.

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