Chris Rock, Samuel L. and the “Saw” brand were able to scare up nearly $9 million on the opening weekend of “Spiral,” somewhat lower that the $10-12 million the venerable franchise might be expected to earn, pandemic be damned.
Angelina Jolie’s made-for-streaming WB star vehicle “Those Who Wish Me Dead” didn’t crack the $3 million mark, puking in $2.7 million. T
That wasn’t enough to take second place away from Guy Ritchie’s Jason Statham actioner, “Wrath of Man,” which collected another $3.74 million.
No other side release made a dent, with Roadside Attractions, “the witness protection program of film distribution,” unable to sell the promising romance “Finding You.” Whatever word of mouth it got was from Irish rom com fans who don’t realize it sucked. Under $1 million for that one.
Focus Features smuggled another movie out with no one noticing — “Profile.” Its take was downright embarrassing. $670,000 on a lot of screens.
That “Demon Slayer” anima thing is still taking in $1.5-$2 million a weekend.