Bullet Train is on pace to lead the box office for the second weekend in a row in what’s shaping up to be one of the quietest weekends in months. With no major new films opening, Deadline is reporting that Bullet Train is on par to make $12 million plus, with it having grossed $3.75 million on Friday. If it manages to gross what Deadline expects, that would mean a decline of 58%. This sounds stiff but is a decent hold in a year where Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness dropped 67% in its second weekend, and Thor: Love and Thunder fell 68%. While not a giant blockbuster, Bullet Train may still cross the $100 million mark domestically, as it has very little competition over the next few weeks.
New releases like Fall and Bodies Bodies Bodies didn’t make much of a peep, with Fall expected to gross under $2 million. Bodies Bodies Bodies should earn about $3 million. These numbers are pretty minuscule, but not much else is coming out for the next six weeks. Nothing huge is opening until Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling on September 23rd. Indeed, nothing seems poised to set the box office on fire until October when Halloween Ends, opens on the 14th, and Black Adam comes out the week after. One of the reasons is a supply chain slowdown, a situation Vulture recently outlined, which has caused many release date shuffles. Indeed, this doesn’t come at a good time with the box office recently on an upswing. However, the upside is that smaller movies like Three Thousand Years of Longing and Universal’s Bros might have an excellent chance to find an audience, while Bullet Train has very little competition to keep it from hitting the magic $100 million mark.
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