The shady fun-filled criminal movie is back at the top of the worldwide box office with the Sony “Bullet Train” launch in Japan. The movie Bullet Train, based on the novel written by Kotaro Isaka, where the movie is set on a train going from Tokyo to Kyoto, made $3.0 million in Japan in the past four days that started last Thursday.
The weekend box office was estimated at $9.8 million in all foreign countries and $5.4 million in North America, which accounts for $15.2 million worldwide. The Bullet train generated cumulative revenues of $85.9 million in North America, $109.5 million elsewhere, and $195.4 million worldwide.
This estimation was far enough to hit the global box office, and that number was enough to top the global box office; however, since Comscore launched the Global Weekend Ranking in June 2021, considered the lowest for a No. 1 film.
The film’s last release was in Japan. However, they changed the Japanese characters from the book to facilitate the casting of actors such as Brad Pitt, Joey King, Brian Tyree Henry, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Michael Shannon, Sandra Bullock, Zazie Beetz, and Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio, nicknamed Bad Bunny; it was heavily criticized as “whitewashing.”
Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada and British-Japanese actor Andrew Koji are also included in the cast of Bullet Train. The author of the original work, Isaka, justified the foreign casting, which was advantageous for Sony. Director David Leitch is working on a script by Zak Olkewicz.
Spider-Man: No Way Home, released by Sony, was a fun version that returned to the top of the North American box office by making $6 million for the three-day weekend and making $7.6 million on Monday’s Labor Day holiday.
This huge earning benefitted from Saturday’s National Cinema Day as the ticket was priced at $3 per head. Sony released the movie in 20 other countries, which grossed $1.8 million. Spider-Man: No Way Home is a box office hit in Mexico and the second biggest in Brazil and Indonesia, third in North America, and fourth and fifth in the UK, Ireland, and Australia, respectively.
Universal’s Minions: The Rise Of Gru has matched the spot to Bullet Train; despite this, the Illumination Entertainment cartoon is doing surprisingly well for a movie already in its tenth week of worldwide release.
It has backed $890.2 million and made $358.9 million in North America, and $531.3m from overseas.
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In the US, movies fared exceptionally well on Saturday’s National Cinema Day, showing that there was still an untapped market waiting to be reached by a promotional pricing offer.
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