Box Office: Jason Statham And Guy Ritchie’s ‘Wrath Of Man’ Tops With $8M Debut

  1. Wrath of Man (review)- $8.1M

Jason Statham and Guy Ritchie got the summer started off right as Wrath of Man opened with a surprisingly healthy $8.1M opening weekend. Of course, that’s low by typical summer standards, but it’s pretty cool to see a Statham film debut at about the same numbers as pre-pandemic. While Ritchie has made some big numbers, and recently, with The Gentlemen, for Statham his non-franchise projects don’t draw big box office. Audiences really enjoyed Wrath of Man‘s knotty tale of revenge, giving it an “A” Cinemascore. This has to bode well for Ritchie and Statham’s next collab, the spy thriller Five Eyes which is shooting now.

2. Demon Slayer– $3M/$39.6M

3. Mortal Kombat– $2.3M/$37.8M

4. Godzilla vs. Kong– $1.9M/$92.9M

5. Raya and the Last Dragon– $1.8M/$43.8M

6. Separation– $1M/$3.3M

7. Here Today (review)- $900K

Billy Crystal’s first directorial effort in twenty years, the mismatch comedy Here Today opened with $900K in its only weekend of theatrical release before moving to digital. Joined by Tiffany Haddish, the film centers on a veteran comedy writer who becomes unlikely friends with a high-energy street singer, despite their many differences. It’s been a long time coming for Crystal to be back on the big screen, and he couldn’t hold in his excitement in a tweet marking the occasion…

8. Nobody– $760K/$24.6M

9. The Unholy– $730K/$14.1M

10. Tom & Jerry– $426K/$44.7M

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.