Bullet train blows away the North American box office
Bullet Train is a film punctuated with gags and dark humour, has sped to the top of the North American box office for its release according to estimates Sunday, August 7, by the specialized firm Exhibitor Relations.
An adaptation of a best-selling Japanese novel, the film features seven murderers, more or less pursued by misfortune, who attempt to liquidate themselves on a high-speed train between Tokyo and Kyoto.
The film has stars like Brad Pitt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Sandra Bullock; Bullet Train earned 30.1 million USD for its first weekend in theaters. “A solid start,” according to David A. Gross, of Franchise Entertainment Research.
The animated film Krypto and the Super Animals, which follows the adventures of Superman’s dog, is in second place with USD 11.2 million in its second week in theaters.
Director Jordan Peele’s unclassifiable Nope, which veers between horror and sci-fi, came in third with $8.5 million in its third week of release.
Oscar-winning actor Daniel Kaluuya plays a horse trainer frightened by the appearance of mysterious phenomena in the sky over his ranch. But he and his sister (Keke Palmer) are torn between fear and the desire to achieve fame by capturing these scenes for social media.
In fourth place, Thor: Love and Thunder, the latest installment in the saga of the hammer-wielding Norse God played by Chris Hemsworth, accompanied by Natalie Portman and Christian Bale, has collected 7.6 million USD (316 million since its release).
The animated film The Minions 2: Once Upon a Time Gru fell to fifth place with 7.1 million USD in its sixth week in theaters, for a total of 335 million since its release.