With Jason Statham’s ‘Wrath of Man’ at #1, It’s Another Testosterone Weekend at the Box Office
So far, we know that the post-pandemic theatrical audiences likes testosterone action movies and animated family films.
This weekend, Guy Ritchie’s “Wrath of Man” became the latest R-rated action-based film to see credible results with $8.1 million against little in the way of competition.
Only in a year like this one would it reach theaters in early May, traditionally the starting gun for summer-movie blockbusters.While that’s not a breakout hit, what’s encouraging is it surpassed the $6.8 million that “Nobody” grossed six weeks ago.
That genre peer grossed about $25 million to date, and now thrives on Premium VOD.
The gross improvement testifies to the increase in open theaters and shows that films with core appeal can reach their audience.
In turn, this encourages distributors that it’s safe to return.
Regal added around 200 more sites this weekend, with many more planned for May 28 when “A Quiet Place Part II
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