Brad Pitt‘s Sony film Bullet Train, which had 3,596 preview screens open on Thursday at 3 pm, made $4.6 million. The movie is anticipated to earn around $30M this weekend as the final major tentpole of the summer.
Given that it was branded IP, it’s interesting to note that Bullet Train, directed by David Leitch, had previews that weren’t too dissimilar from the $5.8M that his Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw posted back in early August 2019.
Bullet Train outperforms The Meg’s Thursday ($4M, $45.4M opening) and The Suicide Squad ($4.1M) from last year, despite the latter film being day and date on HBO Max and seeing a start of $26.2M.
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Bullet Train has a 53 percent critics score on Rotten Tomatoes, while it has an 83 percent audience score.
Easter Sunday, a Universal/Dreamworks film starring Jo Koy, opened yesterday at 5 p.m. and earned $500K in 2,400 screens. Easter Sunday’s Thursday preview competitions are comparable to Marry Me ($525K), despite the fact that it aired on Peacock on the same day, and are higher than The Art of Racing in the Rain ($450K), which will air in August 2019. This weekend, the family comedy is anticipated to debut in the mid-single digits. With a Rotten Tomatoes score of 32%, critics don’t like Easter Sunday.