Angels- The movie “The Killer’s Wife’s Bodyguard” reached number one at the US box office.
Lionsgate starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, and Salma Hayek grossed $11.6 million nationally to take first place at its premiere. The action-comedy – which has been shown in 3,331 cinemas – is the sequel to the 2017 hit movie “The Hitman’s Bodyguard”.
“The Killer’s Wife’s Bodyguard” surpassed “A Quiet Place Part II,” which remained at number two in its fourth weekend since its premiere. Paramount horror film starring Emily Blunt and directed by John Krasinski grossed $9.4 million. The tape was the first in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic to total $100 million nationally.
This weekend, “Godzilla vs. Kong” became the second pandemic movie to cross the 100 million mark. The film grossed over $442.5 million worldwide.
Meanwhile, John M Choo’s “In the Heights” continued to struggle at the box office. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical adaptation slipped to sixth this weekend.
The Warner Bros movie grossed over $4.2 million, down 63% from the previous week. The recently critically acclaimed musical was chosen for its lack of dark-skinned Hispanics in the lead roles.
However, Paul Dergarabedian, a media analyst at Comscore, believes that the film fell victim to its lofty expectations. He said that musicals generally take time to attract an audience.
“There was a lot of happening around that movie,” Dergarabedian said. “There were a lot of expectations when it premiered last weekend. Because of the great reviews, I think there were some high expectations. With predictions that it was going to be a huge hit, people were emotionally attached to the movie. The box office performances were out of proportion. Unrealistic expectations.”
“Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway” took third place at the box office with $6.1 million, while “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” took fourth place with $5.15 million. It barely beat “Cruella” with Emma Stone who took fifth place with 5.1 million.
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