The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard nabbed the top spot on US box office charts, debuting with US$11.6 million (S$15.6 million) from 3,331 US venues over the weekend.
The Lionsgate movie, a sequel to the 2017 action comedy The Hitman's Bodyguard, opened in theatres on Wednesday (Jun 16) and has collected US$17 million to date.
Starring Salma Hayek, Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson, The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard is one of the rare post-vaccine era movies to play exclusively in theatres. Opening weekend crowds were mostly older men, with 55 per cent of ticket buyers identifying as male and 66 per cent over the age of 25.
As the only new nationwide release, the poorly reviewed The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard didn't have much competition to claim No 1 in North America. Falling not far behind, Paramount's A Quiet Place Part II slid to second place with US$9.4 million in ticket sales, representing a mere 22 per cent drop from the weekend prior. After four weeks in theatres, the film – directed by John Krasinski and featuring Emily Blunt – has generated a strong US$125 million to date.