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What to watch: ‘Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ tops the box office




Filmgoers showed their love for action comedies over the weekend. The new release, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, shot to the top of the box office in North America. According to industry watcher Exhibitor Relations, it took in $11.4 million.

The box office ratings from this week give us some insight into the films people are watching this week.

Although recent total takes pale in comparison to pre-pandemic levels, filmgoers have taken heart in the progressive reopening of theaters and the lifting of capacity limits in many cities.

The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

The film is a sequel to Lionsgate’s popular The Hitman’s Bodyguard from 2017. In it, Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, and Salma Hayek reprise their leading roles. The new “Bodyguard” was expected to do so as well. However, according to Variety, it will have to keep performing to make up for its $70 million production cost.

Last week, A Quiet Place: Part II took the lead at the box office. It has hovered at or near the top since its release four weeks ago. But this time, it slipped slightly to the second spot, taking in $9.1 million for the three-day weekend. The Paramount horror flick about ferocious unseen monsters stars Emily Blunt. Her husband John Krasinski directs it.

Eelive gives you a glimpse into the the top ten films people are watching this week. Take a look:

  • The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, $11.4 million
  • A Quiet Place: Part II, $9.1 million
  • Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, $6.1 million
  • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, $5 million
  • Cruella, $4.8 million
  • In the Heights, $4.2 million
  • Spirit Untamed, $1.6 million
  • 12 Mighty Orphans, $900,000
  • The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks, $600,000
  • Wrath of Man, $460,000

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