Director Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver just added $3.6M to its strong $2.1M start from Tuesday previews, toppling Transformers: The Last Knight for the #1 spot on Wednesday.
Deadline is reporting that Baby Driver, an original movie revolving a getaway driver’s quest to get out of his dangerous lifestyle and to settle down with someone he’s fallen in love with, opened to $5.7M on its first day when counting Tuesday previews. The film has been met with almost unanimous positive feedback since it was screened at South by Southwest, leading to the movie’s release date being moved from August to June, and it was only bolstered by the wave of positive reviews that showered the film with praise. Thus far, audiences are sharing that love as the movie received an “A” CinemaScore, indicating that the movie could have strong word-of-mouth.
Even with Transformers borderline flopping stateside, it’s impossible for Baby Driver will take the #1 spot this weekend due to this release of Despicable Me 3. While early responses to the animated threequel have been much more mixed, franchise power will keep Baby Driver at bay. Still, with a $34M production budget, an opening between the mid-teens and mid-twenties of milions of dollars, and the movie looking to have strong legs, Baby Driver should keep on cruising to profitability.
Baby Driver is off to the races with the film playing in theaters right now. Its cast includes Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Jon Bernthal, Eiza González, Flea, and Lanny Joon.
Top 10 Movie Trailers From This Summer That Will Fire You Up
Every year, an avalanche of trailers, teasers, TV spots flood the Internet, trying to grab the attention of busy and overstimulated audiences. It’s gotten to the point where now, trailers are such a commodity, that the trailers themselves have teasers. There’s a reason: trailers, when they’re good, can be an artform all their own.
I love trailers, being the guy who is always rushing his friends and family to the theater early “so we don’t miss the previews.” Every summer, I make a YouTube playlist of my favorites that acts as my own personal radio station because frankly, sometimes, I vibe more to how the trailer is cut than the music in it or, in bad cases, the movies themselves when I finally catch them on-screen. It’s gotten to the point that I imagine and dream in a trailer format, with music setting the pace for a smash-cut of scenes that I want to write or just enjoy the fantasy of.
If you love a good trailer like I love a good trailer, this list is for you. Here’s what I consider the top 10 trailers for the summer 2017. Click Next to start!