Spiral remained at the top of the box office for a second weekend as we gear up for a hopefully big Memorial Day at theaters domestically while F9 exploded overseas with an opening of $162 million in markets like China, Korea and Hong Kong.
Spiral took the top spot at the box office with the lowest opening in the Saw series (but none of the others opened during a pandemic) while Those Who Wish Me Dead flopped even by pandemic standards and the other new releases just barely cracked the top 10.
Wrath of Man easily took the top at the box office over this past weekend while Demon Slayer is officially the highest-grossing anime film worldwide and Mortal Kombat continues to see steep dropoffs every weekend since its #1 opening weekend.
Jason Statham reunites with the director who gave him his start acting, Guy Ritchie, for a stylish-looking revenge movie, Wrath of Man, coming to theaters in May this year.
Oscar Isaac will star in the Metal Gear Solid movie, HBO Max is getting every Warner Bros theatrical release of 2021 day and date with theaters, Peter Dinklage is starring in the Toxic Avenger reboot, Super Nintendo World will open in Japan in February next year, and more in this week’s News Shotgun.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is coming to TV with a new series, Jason Statham and Guy Ritchie are re-teaming for a spy thriller, The Godfather III has been recut by Francis Ford Coppola, Jack Reacher cast for Amazon’s new series, The Mandalorian gets a season 2 premiere date and more in this week’s News Shotgun.
Everything Actioncast 499 “James Bond, Class Action Park, Lovecraft Country, Project Power and More”
This week on the podcast, Zach and Chris pay respect to Chadwick Boseman and then dive into the new No Time to Die trailer, a new Haunted Mansion movie, Lovecraft Country, Class Action Park, the insanity of Swordfish, Project Power, the new Bill & Ted comic and more.