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Box Office: Bullet Train Books $30.1M Opening

David Leitchs Bullet Train easily topped the UNITED STATES box office chart having an estimated weekend haul of $30.1 million, including a Friday haul of $12.6 million.

Overseas, the R-rated pic earned an extraordinary $32.4 million for a worldwide start of $62.4 million.

Brad Pitt leads a star-packed cast in this tale of an assassin roaming a high-speed Japanese bullet train. Other names on the marquee include Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada, Benito Antonio Martnez Ocasio, Michael Shannon and Sandra Bullock.

The movie opened consistent with expectations following an aggressive advertising campaign on Sonys part. Critics havent exactly embraced Bullet Train, which currently holds a 53 percent critics score on Rotten Tomatoes. Audiences bestowed the film with a B+ CinemaScore.

Bullet Train may be the last major studio offering of the summertime, putting increased strain on the movies performance. Generally, the summertime box office season lasts until Labor Day, but delays because of the pandemic continue and studios are seeing a few of their films delayed in postproduction.

The weekends other new offering is Jay Chandrasekhars comedy Easter Sunday, starring stand-up comedy sensation Jo Koy as a struggling actor and comedian, who attends a raucous holiday meal along with his Filipino family.

Easter Sunday opened to around $5.2 million, likewise consistent with expectations. Asian moviegoers composed a lot more than 35 percent of ticket buyers.

Jimmy O. Yang, Tia Carrere, Brandon Wardell, Eva Noblezada, Lydia Gaston, Asif Ali, Rodney To, Tiffany Haddish and Lou Diamond Phillips star in the Universal film, which came in No. 5.

Elsewhere in the very best 10, DC League of Super Pets tumbled 51 percent to around $11.2 million for a 10-day domestic total of $45.1 million.

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