BOX OFFICE: “Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” misses the BO mark

Putting out a Ryan Reynolds, Salma Hayek, Samuel L. Jackson and Antonio Banderas action sequel on Father’s Day didn’t pay off, as “Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” did middling business as a mid week opening.

An $11.67 million weekend, over $15 or so since midweek? The box office in the US still isn’t quite “back.”

“A Quiet Place II” added another $9.4 million, just stomping along, making mint. A genuine blockbuster, pretty much the only one this year, bigger
than “Kongzilla,” closer to normal.

“Peter Rabbit 2” managed another $6 million this weekend. That’s 20 million for the much delayed sequel. Oh well.

“Cruella” did over $5 million, not bad for an all star jam that lacks much in the way of fun. Word of mouth didn’t kill it.

“In the Heights” plummeted to $4.3 million. That’s a 63% plunge. No movie stars, nobody shows up.

The football drama “12 Mighty Orphans” added screens and more than doubled its opening weekend take, well over $800k, $1.25 total.

Focus made little effort to promote “Sparks Brothers” and paid the price. Under $500 a screen limited release. Esoteric, obscurish band doc? Might help to return my emails, marketers. Zero visibility.

“F9” opened overseas and blew up, almost $300 million, well over $200 in China alone.

“Conjuring 3” is over $142 million internationally.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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