By @HolocronJosh for @Film_Codex
Guy Ritchie’s latest film Wrath of Man, starring Jason Statham, topped the box office this weekend with a 3 day total of $8 million from 2,875 theaters. Overall, Ritchie’s film took in $25.6 million worldwide. This doesn’t include China, where it is set for release tomorrow (May 10). Wrath of Man earned an impressive A- CinemaScore.
These numbers are far from disappointment overall given the current situation with the pandemic, with many U.S. theaters still closed (but have been consistently reopening for months now) and Europe’s cinema remaining largely closed. There are also a series of capacity restrictions in place in the U.S. and around the world, meaning that each showing of any film will be impacted monetarily. Although not a normal start to the summer movie season, the fact that theaters are open and releasing new films is a good sign for things to come, especially as upcoming projects like Fast 9 and Black Widow remain on the horizon.
Elsewhere, Demon Slayer continued its strong run at the box office with a second place finish, taking in $3.05 million from 2,088 theaters to a domestic total of $39.6 million. Mortal Kombat is also still playing in theaters with its third weekend, earning $2.375 million to a domestic gross of $37.8 million. Godzilla vs Kong and Raya and the Last Dragon rounded out the top 5 with $1.93 million and $1.865 million respectively. Mortal Kombat, Godzilla vs Kong, and Raya were released simultaneously in theaters and on streaming services.
Internationally, Wrath of Man performed well with $18 million overall. It was two Chinese films that dominated the international scene this weekend, however, with Cliff Walkers and My Love adding to their already impressive totals. Cliff Walkers has currently earned $118.2 million, with My Love taking in $114 million.
Stay tuned to Film Codex for next week’s box office numbers!