August 7, 2022
Sony Pictures’ Bullet Train is projected to reach $30.1 million in revenue in its opening weekend box office through Aug. 7. With a reported $90 million production budget, the Brad Pitt actioner has miles of rails to cover to make profit. No small task considering the movie’s relatively low 41% Rotten Tomatoes ratings score.
Regardless, the tally appears good enough to hold off Warner Bros. Animation’s DC League of Super-Pets, which generated an estimated $10.9 million in ticket sales in its second weekend, to top $45 million across North American screens.
Universal Pictures’ sci-fi drama Nope rounded out the podium with an additional $8.5 million in projected ticket sales. The revenue moves director Jordan Peele’s thriller near the $100 million in North American ticket sales.
Disney/Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder generated an estimated $7.6 million to bring the superhero actioner past $315 million in domestic ticket sales. Universal/Illumination’s Minions: Rise of Gru sold an estimated $7.1 million worth of tickets to bring its North American gross near $335 million. A significant sum considering the movie has been available on digital retail channels for $19.99 rental and $29.99 purchase since Aug. 2.