The Brad Pitt-led “Bullet Train” pulled into cinemas with a $30.1 million domestic opening weekend – topping the charts but seen as a rather soft start for the $90 million-budgeted project.
Part of the problem is reviews for the film were very mediocre, with the movie sitting at a 54% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. As it has little competition, it’s hoped the film will have legs for a few weeks.
Universal and Amblin’s Filipino American family-themed comedy feature “Easter Sunday” opened in just eighth place with $5.3 million. As it only cost $17 million to produce, it should come out fine.
“DC League of Super-Pets” fell to second with $11.2 million, “Nope” was third ($8.5 million), “Thor: Love and Thunder” fourth with $7.6 million and “Minions: Rise of Gru” fifth with $7.1 million.
“Top Gun: Maverick,” which added another $7 million to its total, has now supplanted “Titanic” as the seventh-biggest film ever at the domestic box office with $662 million in ticket sales.