Jason Statham and Guy Ritchie’s Wrath of Man debuted at the top of the box office this weekend with impressive revenues of $ 7.3 million. Globally, the action movie grossed $ 25.6 million, teasing some positive numbers for the summer 2021 box office season. Ritchie co-wrote the script with Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies, and the story is based on the French film from 2004 Cash Truck by Nicolas Boukhrief. Wrath of Man is the director’s fourth collaboration with Statham, and their first time together since 2005 Revolver.
Cinemas are starting to welcome smaller crowds, which are slowly bringing the box office back to life. While no one is expecting a return to the box office numbers of 2018 and 2019, things are starting to look better, thanks to the success of recent films such as Wrath of Man, Mortal Kombat, No one, and Godzilla to Kong. With Fast and furious 9, along with Marvel’s Black Widow, to be addressed in the coming weeks, expectations are cautiously high for a return to semi-normal summer box office numbers for 2021. As for when theaters allow larger attendance numbers, that varies by state.
Demon Hunter: Mugen Train was able to take second place at the weekend box office. The Japanese animated dark fantasy movie could make $ 2.9 million, which was just enough to add up Mortal Kombat to the third position. The martial arts fantasy film grossed $ 2.3 million from moviegoers around the country this weekend, generating more than $ 72.5 million domestically since debuting in theaters and HBO Max three weeks ago. The video game adaptation has received mixed reviews from longtime fans and critics.
Godzilla to Kong debuted at number four this weekend after bringing in $ 1.9 million. To date, the fourth installment in Legendary’s MonsterVerse has grossed over $ 422 million worldwide and is proving to be a steady earner. Disney’s Raya and the last dragon debuted at number five with $ 1.6 million. The animated family movie is also available to stream on Disney + for a premium price. The number six spot went to horror film Separation, with $ 925,000, while Here today came in at number seven with $ 900,000.
Bob Odenkirk’s No one took eighth place this weekend with $ 790K. The action thriller has earned more than $ 43 million worldwide with an initial budget of $ 16 million. The Unholy took ninth position with $ 680K. The supernatural horror film has received mixed reviews from viewers and critics since opening in theaters six weeks ago. And last but not least, Tom and Jerry took tenth place with $ 425,000. The animated family movie has made $ 109.9 million since it hit theaters eleven weeks ago. You can check out the rest of this weekend’s register details on The Numbers.
- Theater cash register
- 1. Wrath of Man – $ 7.3 million
- 2. Demon Slayer: Mugen Train – $ 2.9 million
- 3. Mortal Kombat – $ 2.3 million
- 4. Godzilla to Kong – $ 1.9 million
- 5. Raya and the last dragon – $ 1.6 million
- 6. Separation – $ 925,000
- 7. Here today – $ 900,000
- 8. No one – $ 790,000
- 9. The Unholy – $ 680,000
- 10. Tom and Jerry – $ 425,000
Topics: Wrath of Man, Box Office, Cinemas