Bullet Train managed to take the top spot on its opening weekend as arguably the last major blockbuster of the summer
Bullet Train took in $30 million over the weekend domestically and $62.4 million worldwide. It’s nowhere near where David Leitch’s entries in the Deadpool and Fast & Furious franchises opened but it is around double what his last non-franchise movie, Atomic Blonde, made in its opening weekend, which was $18.2 million. For Brad Pitt, this opening sits between Ocean’s Thirteen and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button but behind some of his other recent blockbusters like Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and World War Z.
DC League of Super Pets dropped to second place and lost about 52% from its opening last weekend. The movie took in another $11 million, which puts it at $44.9 million domestic and $83 million worldwide.
Nope dropped to third with another $8.5 million, bringing it to $97.9 million domestic and still no international release. It’s just outside the top 10 domestically for 2022 at #12.
Thor: Love and Thunder and Minions: The Rise of Gru rounded out the top 5, although Minions just barely held off Top Gun: Maverick by slightly over $100,000, knocking Top Gun: Maverick out of the top 5 for the first time since it debuted at the end of May.
Speaking of Top Gun: Maverick, it’s currently at $662.5 million domestic and $1.35 billion worldwide. On the all-time domestic chart, it has surpassed Titanic to become the 7th highest grossing film ever. It is also the 13th highest-grossing film of all time worldwide.
Further down the list, the weekend’s only other new release, Easter Sunday, opened in 8th place with $5.4 million
The Per Theater average went to Bodies, Bodies, Bodies, the new A24 film, which took in $37,776 in each of the 6 theaters it played in over the weekend. It is opening wide this coming weekend.
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.