Lionsgate’s “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” is heading toward a $10 million weekend debut at the domestic box office, with an expected gross of $15 million in its first five days of release.
The sequel to 2017’s “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” which opened on Wednesday, took in $3 million from 3,331 locations on Friday. This puts the film on track with previous estimates, which predicted the movie would make a solid $15 million through Sunday. As this weekend’s only new nationwide release, there isn’t too much competition for the action comedy, which stars Salma Hayek, Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson.
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Meanwhile, box office mainstay “A Quiet Place Part II” is expected to come in at No. 2, adding another $8 million to its haul. This would bring the silent thriller’s total up to $124.5 million, the highest domestic gross of any film in the pandemic era. It earned $2.6 million from 3,166 theaters on Friday, and is expected to bring in similar numbers all weekend.
“Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway” hopped up to the third spot in this weekend’s box office charts, with experts estimating the family film to bring in another $5.7 to 6.2 million. Starring James Corden as the titular rabbit, “Peter Rabbit 2” gathered $1.86 million on Friday from 3,346 locations.
Coming in at No. 4 in this weekend’s predictions is Disney’s “Cruella,” which took in $1.4 million from 3,110 locations on Friday, heading toward a 3-day estimate of $4.8 million. If the expectations ring true, “Cruella’s” total will rise to $64.4 million. “Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” rounds out the top five, with experts predicting the horror film to bring in another $4.7 million, bringing its cume to $53.2 million.
“In the Heights,” which opened last weekend to a disappointing $11 million, falls at No. 6 on this weekend’s charts. The movie musical is estimated to take in another $4.3 million, bringing it’s total earnings up to $19.8 million.
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