Weekend Box Office: ‘Action Point’ Flops as ‘Adrift’ Sails
Star Wars is still in the driver seat though
A pair of new releases hit the box-office charts this weekend, both hoping to take down “Solo: A Star Wars Story”. As we look ahead in June, the start of summer will be busy one at the box-office, with hits like “Ocean’s 8,“ “Incredibles 2,” and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” prepping to release nationwide.
Despite dropping over 65% from the previous week, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” did manage to stay at number-one on the domestic-charts this week with a $29M weekend. The film now has a two-week domestic total of $148M, far below the $286M 10-day total that “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” had at this time. “Solo: A Star Wars Story” was directed by Ron Howard, the film features Emilia Clarke, Alden Ehrenreich, Thandie Newton, Woodey Harrelson, and Donald Glover.
The latest Star Wars film split the box-office with “Deadpool 2,” which remained in second-place with a $23M weekend. The new Deadpool installment has made over $254M domestically in just three-weeks. “Deadpool 2” was directed by David Leitch, the film stars Josh Brolin, Ryan Reynolds, Zazie Beetz, and Morena Baccarin.
“Adrift” premiered at number-three this weekend, bringing in $11.5M across 3,015 locations. “Adrift” was directed by Baltasar Kormákur, the film features Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin, and Grace Palmer.
Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” remained on the top-five list for the sixth week in a row, grossing another $10M this weekend. The film has now made over $642M domestically. “Avengers: Infinity War” was directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, and features almost every hero ever featured in a Marvel movie over the last ten-years.
“Book Club” wrapped-up the top-five this weekend, bringing in almost $7M for Paramount Pictures. After three-weeks, the comedy has made over $47M domestically. “Book Club” was directed by Bill Holderman and the film stars Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen.
So where does that leave Johnny Knoxville? His latest film did not do well on opening weekend and only made $2M across 2,032 locations. “Action Point” was directed by Tim Kirkby, the film stars Johnny Knoxville, Brigette Lundy-Paine, and Susan Yeagley.
As we mentioned earlier, there are several big releases hitting theaters next weekend. Moviegoers can choose between the thriller “Hereditary” with Toni Collette; the crime-drama “Hotel Artemis” with Jodie Foster, Sofia Boutella, and Dave Bautista; or the heist-movie “Ocean’s 8“.