Bob Odenkirk’s turn to action movies seems to be paying off after his new thriller Nobody was the top-grossing film on the weekend box office.
The 58-year-old comedian’s $ 6.7 million film in its first three days in theaters, with Disney’s Raya And The Last Dragon in second place, Deadline reported.
Los Angeles theaters made up the bulk of box office revenues this week totaling $ 1.1 million, after being allowed to reopen at a 25 percent capacity earlier this month.
It’s a hit! Bob Odenkirk, 58, took off from his usual comedy to direct the action movie Nobody, which topped the weekend box office with $ 6.7 million gross, according to Deadline.
Odenkirk is best known for his HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show and its comic relief on AMC’s Breaking Bad, but he took a darker approach to the spin-off series Better Call Saul.
In recent years, he has expanded his offering to include roles in Steven Spielberg’s The Post (2017) and 2019’s Little Women, although Nobody is her first time directing an action movie.
The decision to save Nobody for a theatrical release, rather than a home PVOD release, seems to be paying off based on the box office success.
Odenkirk stars as a man living a dull life who gets in trouble with Russian gangsters after losing his temper and beating up some of their cronies while trying to hijack a bus he is driving on.
Smart Move: The decision to save Nobody for a theatrical release, rather than a PVOD home release, appears to be paying off based on the cash register’s success
New Hope: LA Was the Most Profitable US Market at $ 1.1 Million for Second Week in a Row After Theaters Reopened Earlier this Month at 25 percent capacity; still Nobody
Deadline notes that “ guy-action ” movies like Nobody and Liam Neeson’s The Marksman “ did a 5x multiple of their opening during the pandemic, ” suggesting audiences may be interested in more hyper-awesome sequels to the John Wick series .
Box office gross profit has steadily increased as more theaters in the US have reopened, including in Los Angeles, where they can fill up to 25 percent capacity.
Several chains, including the upscale Arclight theaters, are still not open, but LA was the top-grossing US market for the second week in a row.
Close: Behind Nobody was Disney’s Raya And The Last Dragon, who made $ 3.5 million in its fourth week for a total of $ 28.4 million
Behind Nobody was Disney’s Raya And The Last Dragon, who made $ 3.5 million in its fourth week for a total of $ 28.4 million.
The film, starring Kelly Marie Tran and Awkwafina, was released simultaneously in theaters and on the Disney + streaming platform.
However, subscribers had to pay for a more expensive tier or pay an extra $ 30 for the movie.
Tom & Jerry, which combines live-action footage with the classic cartoon character, was the third highest-grossing movie this weekend with $ 2.5 million for $ 37.1 million in total over five weeks.
It joins a string of Warner Bros. releases that were simultaneously available on WarnerMedia’s streaming service HBO Max, although subscribers don’t have to pay an additional fee to watch it.
More Cartoons: Combining live-action footage with the classic cartoon character, Tom & Jerry was the third highest-grossing movie this weekend with $ 2.5 million for $ 37.1 million in total for five weeks
Sci-Fi: Spider-Man Star Tom Holland and Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley join forces in this week’s number four movie, Chaos Walking
Making Progress: The critical disappointment grossed $ 1.185 million, for a four-week total of $ 11.4 million; still from Chaos Walking
Spider-Man Star Tom Holland and Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley join forces in this week’s number four movie, Chaos Walking.
The science fiction film is set hundreds of years in the future in a society where all women have been killed by alien invaders and the remaining men can now hear everyone’s thoughts.
Ridley’s character crashes into the planet, forcing Holland’s character to get her to safety.
Chaos Walking grossed $ 1.185 million, for a total of four weeks of $ 11.4 million.
Benedict Cumberbatch’s historic thriller The Couriers made $ 1.04 million in its second week.
He stars as a British businessman who is immersed in international intrigue and is instrumental in defusing the Cuban missile crisis.
Old school: Benedict Cumberbatch’s historical thriller The Couriers made $ 1.04 million in its second week; Cumberbatch (L) pictured with Angus Wright and Rachel Brosnahan
The computer animated movie The Croods: A New Age showed remarkable stamina in its 18th week in theaters.
The movie is $ 540,000 this week, for a total of $ 55.9 million.
Liam Neeson’s action thriller The Marksman made $ 375,000, continuing his hit series of action films.
The film has made $ 14.8 million to date after being in theaters for 11 weeks.
Going Nowhere: The computer animated movie The Croods: A New Age showed remarkable stamina in its 18th week in theaters
On a streak: Liam Neeson’s action thriller The Marksman made $ 375,000, continuing his hit series of action movies
Boogie debuted at number eight with $ 340,000 in the fourth week.
The film is the directorial debut of chef and writer Eddie Huang, whose memoir Fresh Off The Boat formed the basis for the hit ABC series of the same name.
A24’s Oscar hopeful Minari was the ninth highest grossing film this week, earning $ 275,000 for a total of $ 1.8 million.
The film, starring Steven Yeun of The Walking Dead, has received widespread praise from critics and has shown good results at previous awards shows so far.
Rounding out the top 10 was the critically disappointing 1984 sequel Wonder Woman.
The superhero movie starring Gal Gadot, which was previously seen on HBO Max, cost $ 245,000 this week.
It has already grossed $ 45.8 million over 14 weeks in theaters.
Still holding on: Rounding out the top 10 was the critically disappointing 1984 sequel Wonder Woman, which made $ 245,000 this week