Liam Neeson Is the Pandemic-Era Movie Star With ‘The Marksman’ as Another #1

The box office is in a fallow period, but Liam Neeson prevails.

He opened two films at #1 over the last four months; a few weeks ago, a decade-old Neeson title topped Netflix’s movie chart.

Not bad for a 68-year-old actor who was Oscar nominated for “Schindler’s List” but is now one-man action/thriller brand.“The Marksman” knocked “Wonder Woman 1984” from the top spot; the DC title spent three weeks there while also showing on HBO Max.

Directed by longtime Clint Eastwood producer Robert Lorenz, “The Marksman” stars Neeson as an Arizona rancher who becomes the unlikely defender of a Mexican boy pursued by cartel assassins.

It ticks all the boxes for the Neeson brand: a lone wolf-turned-vigilante in pursuit of justice.Neeson opened “Honest Thief” in October with $4.1 million on its way to $14 million in theaters.

“The Marksman” opened to just over $3.2 million.

With fewer theaters available, its

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