Bolstered by good reviews, director Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver opened to $2.1M on its Tuesday night previews, a strong start for an R-rated non-franchise movie.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Baby Driver made off with $2.1M last night in 2,606 theaters ahead of its 3,100-theater opening today. The movie was released a few days ahead of Universal’s Despicable Me 3, which is expected to be a big hit, as the movie is intended to be R-rated counter-programming to the animated franchise. With glowing reviews from critics which outmatch almost every other wide release currently playing in the United States right now, the good start could give the movie a strong boost going into its opening weekend.
Sony previously released information claiming that their expectations for the film are for it to make millions in the mid-teens over the five-day period, but rival studios are projecting a much rosier picture with a $20M+ total. Given that the film is a mid-budget movie at only a $34M production budget before advertising costs, the latter would be a great start especially if the film’s word-of-mouth works in its favor. Sony and Marvel Studios will release their co-produced tentpole Spider-Man: Homecoming the weekend after this (which is also getting some great responses from fans and critics who have seen it early), so hopefully Baby Driver will find a way to hold well as Spidey takes the #1 spot.
Baby Driver is off to the races as the film is playing in theaters right now. Its cast includes Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Jon Bernthal, Eiza González, Flea, and Lanny Joon.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
7 Best DC Extended Universe Performances So Far
Acting performances are crucial to helping the audience buy into what is happening in the narrative. They carry the film and can be excellent assets to have seeing as they can bring in some of their of creativity and talent to a role that not even the director or writers can. They are creators as well as tools. So far DC’s films have featured some of the greatest acting talent that Hollywood has. The casts are diverse for all four of the DC Extended Universe movies and every single project has several moments to show off what these great actors can do. While the DC universe is filled with talent, there are several standouts that deserve recognition.
Here are the 7 best DC Extended Universe performances so far. Click Next to take a look.