‘Bullet Prepare’ repeats No. 1; ‘High Gun’ flies again up ranks

Bryan Tyree Henry, left, and Brad Pitt in a scene from "Bullet Train."

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The Brad Pitt motion movie “Bullet Prepare” led all films in ticket gross sales for a second straight weekend, based on studio estimates Sunday, whereas a quiet spell in theaters and unbelievable endurance allowed “High Gun: Maverick” to rocket again into third place in its twelfth week of launch.

After launching the earlier weekend with about $30 million on the field workplace, “Bullet Prepare” pulled in $13.4 million in its second go-around. David Leitch’s assassin-crowded movie, made for $90 million, has grossed $54.4 million in two weeks for Sony Footage. Globally, “Bullet Prepare” has grossed $114.5 million.

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Three new movies went into vast launch however none cracked the highest 5 movies. The slowdown — an anticipated however nonetheless acute late-summer downturn in massive releases — gave loads of airspace for the 12 months’s greatest film, “Maverick,” to make one other fly-by in theaters.

Almost three months after opening in Might, Paramount Footage put the “High Gun” sequel again on quite a few large-format screens and elevated its theater rely from 2,760 to three,181. It got here away with $7.2 million, bringing its cumulative complete to $673.8 million. Paramount’s greatest smash ever, “Maverick” sits at seventh all-time in home field workplace, not accounting for inflation, proper above “Titanic” and just under “Avengers: Infinity Conflict.”

The uncommonly future for “High Gun: Maverick” is even rarer at a time when studios have shrunk theatrical home windows, sometimes sending films to streaming companies after about 45 days in theaters.

“High Gun: Maverick” was very narrowly edged for second place by Warner Bros.’ “DC League of Tremendous-Pets.” Warner Bros. estimated Sunday that its animated film took in $7.17 million in its third week of launch, only a nostril above the $7.15 million for “Maverick.” Closing figures Monday ought to break the near-tie.

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However whereas “High Gun: Maverick” has been a boon to theaters recovering from the pandemic, the thinly scheduled canine days of August — and doubtlessly a bit of September — will pose a check to the business. This weekend, the most important new movie in nationwide theaters was A24’s “Our bodies Our bodies Our bodies,” a Gen Z horror comedy that expanded to 1,269 places after final week’s opening in restricted launch. It got here in eighth with $3.3 million.

Lionsgate’s “The Fall,” about two mates stranded atop a 2,000-foot radio tower, debuted with $2.5 million. Diane Keaton’s body-swap comedy “Mack & Rita” opened with simply $1 million in ticket gross sales for Gravitas Ventures.

In general gross sales it was the bottom ticket-selling weekend of the summer season. With few new vast releases on faucet — together with two Idris Elba titles: the safari thriller “Beast” (Aug. 19) and George Miller’s “Three Thousand Years of Longing” (Aug. 26) — moviegoing is prone to gradual additional within the coming weeks.

Estimated ticket gross sales for Friday by way of Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, based on Comscore. Closing home figures might be launched Monday.

1. “Bullet Prepare,” $13.4 million.

2. “DC League of Tremendous-Pets,” $7.2 million

3. “High Gun: Maverick,” $7.2 million.

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4. “Thor: Love and Thunder,” $5.3 million.

5. “Nope,” $5.3 million.

6. “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” $4.9 million.

7. “The place the Crawdads Sing,” $4 million.

8. “Our bodies Our bodies Our bodies,” $3.3 million.

9. “Elvis,” $2.6 million.

10. “Fall,” $2.5 million.

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