Sony Pictures’ “Bullet Train” starring Brad Pitt hit theaters this weekend and took the No. 1 spot, earning $30.1 million, according to studio estimates on Sunday.
“Bullet Train’s” opening weekend, while strong, remains underperforming for a movie starring the likes of Pitt that cost $90 million to make. The film is the latest big movie to hit theaters this summer.
“Bullet Train” also added $32.4 million in international sales.
The end of the summer will be quiet at the box office, as it usually is. But the film industry is benefiting from the season’s booming ticket sales fueled by several big hits, including “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Minions: The Rise of Gru” which helped bring the box office closer to pre-season levels. -pandemics.
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Another new release, Universal’s “Easter Sunday,” couldn’t keep up with “Bullet Train” in its debut. The comedy starred comic Jo Koy as an actor attending his family’s Easter Sunday celebration and opened with just $5.3 million in ticket sales. This film only landed eighth place on the weekend charts.
Meanwhile, the animated “DC League of Super Pets” held on to eighth place, grossing $11.2 million in its second week in theaters.
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Jordan Peele’s UFO thriller “Nope” grossed $8.5 million in its third weekend and secured the No. 3 spot. The sci-fi film has sold $98 million domestically so far and will soon surpass the $100 million mark.
“Thor: Love and Thunder” came in fourth with $7.6 million in its fifth weekend, bringing its domestic total to $316.1 million, making it the highest-grossing “Thor” film in the world. country. Having earned $699 million worldwide, “Love and Thunder” is unlikely to reach the $854 million of “Thor: Ragnarok” in 2017.
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And in its sixth weekend, “Minions: The Rise of Gru” finished in fifth place with $7.1 million.
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In a limited release, the comedy horror “Bodies Bodies Bodies” became available on six screens in New York and Los Angeles, earning $226,525 in ticket sales. The film centers on wealthy people in their twenties at a remote party and features cast members Amandla Sternberg, Maria Bakalova and Pete Davidson. The film goes nationwide on Friday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.