That’s it. This is pretty much the end of summer.
Sony moves in fast train, the last major tent pole of a summer, raking in $2.9 billion domestically by the end of July per Comscore, up 142% from the same pandemic period a year ago, but down 17% from the 2019 May-July summer frame July clocked in at $1.1 billion, the first month to top $1 billion since December 2019. However, after that fast trainTo begin with, brace yourself for a two-and-a-half-month dry spell lacking in mass-market movies but crammed with adult counter-programs. Worldwide estimates for fast train are at $60M with at least 30 million dollars States for starring Brad Pitt, David Leitsch directed R-rated 87 North Film.
While Rotten Tomatoes’ critic rating is low for the film at 58%, there is hope that the good word of mouth of the RT audience rating here will trigger over-indexing for the feature setting of Kōtarō Isaka’s 2010 thriller novel. fast train follows several hitmen aboard a Tohoku Shinkansen Hayate train and also stars Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Michael Shannon, Bad Bunny, Zazie Beetz, Masi Oka, Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada and Sandra Bullock. The picture, taken during the pandemic, reportedly cost $90 million before P&A.
Leitch previously played with Focus Features’ Charlize Theron late summer Atomic Blonde in 2017 with a $18.2 million domestic launch as well as the Universal Fast & Furious spin off Hobbs & Shaw which opened in early August 2019 at $60 million. Atomic Blonde was placed in art houses upon its opening and closed for $51.6 million domestically Hobbs & Shaw made $174 million. dead pool 2 remains Leitch’s highest-grossing film as a director, both in the US/Canada ($325 million) and worldwide ($786 million).
states, we hear fast train is solid in men over 35. The hope is that the dynamic demographic of 18-34 year olds who go to the cinema will emerge big. Previews begin Thursday at 3:00 p.m. in 3,600 locations. The picture is booked in 4,300 cinemas, including PLF and Imax auditoriums.
Abroad, the adult audience is back and hungry for something new that might help fast train lean especially in Europe. fast train will be released in almost all overseas markets this weekend, except for some in Southeast Asia and the majors Korea, Italy and Japan, which will be released later in the month. China is undated. The film arrives in France and the UK today, followed by Australia, Brazil, Germany and Mexico on Thursday and Spain on Friday.
Abroad we don’t have exact comparable values yet, but in the future we will consider the Pitt Starrer Once upon a time in Hollywood this was also a Sony release in August (albeit after a mega premiere at Cannes and starring the faithful Quentin Tarantino in the line-up); Sony’s 2017s baby driver and Fox’s original king man. The domestic opening range of two of these films also matches fast train, ie There was once… debuted at $41 million and in 2014 king man to $36 million.
One of the resistances here is that the euro and the dollar are essentially the same right now. On the other hand, some complaints about difficult-to-understand dialogue in English-speaking markets will not be a problem for overseas voice actors.
fast train opens Locarno Film Festival tomorrow to boost launch in Europe.
Sony teased for the first 20 minutes fast train at Cinemacon.
Universal has the family comedy PG-13 Easter Sunday with stand-up comedian Jo Koy. He plays a guy in the DreamWork film who returns home for an Easter celebration with his rioting, bickering, eating, drinking, laughing, loving family, which is like a love letter to his Filipino-American community. Reviews were not registered on Easter Sunday yet, but it is expected to deliver in the mid single digits in 3,200 cinemas this weekend. The picture, which reportedly cost $17 million before P&A, was shot by super troops Jay Chandrasekhar from a screenplay by Ken Cheng and Kate Angelo.
A24 is bringing Helina Reijn’s comedy horror to New York and Los Angeles body body body in six cinemas. The image had its world premiere at SXSW and is 98% freshly certified. The film follows a group of rich twenty-somethings who play a party game at a friend’s mansion that goes very wrong. Pete Davidson from SNL also stars alongside Oscar nominee Maria Bakalova.
The R-rated pic goes far next weekend.