BOX OFFICE: “Free Guy” opens big, “Respect” gets a little, “Don’t Breathe 2” gasps

Ryan Reynolds rules the box office this weekend, with the Formerly Fox/Now Disney release “Free Guy” blowing up to a $28 million debut.

Not a franchise (yet) or sequel (ditto), not showing anywhere but in theaters, and killer RR promotion of the project paid off.

Yes, Shawn Levy’s a bit of a hack, but Mr.”Night at the Museum” brings home the Canadian bacon.”

“Don’t Breathe 2” cleared $10 million, less than half what the original sleeper hit opened with.

“Jungle Cruise” in its third weekend managed $9, edging the under performing “Respect,” which managed $8.

“The Suicide Squad”plunged from a half decent opening to a nose dive second weekend. $7 million.

“Free Guy” out opened it, and “Space Jam” will take in a lot more than James Gunn’s block bust…

At least HBO Max maxed out with it, right? Right?

This is a “Snydercut” bust.

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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