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Box Office: Jason Statham’s ‘Wrath of Man’ No. 1 With $8M – Hollywood Reporter

Jason Statham starrer Wrath of Man easily won the weekend box office with a pleasing domestic debut of $8.1 million.

Directed by Guy Ritchie, the film is from United Artists Releasing and Miramax. It marks Statham‘s first team up working with Ritchie, and features the action buff as a gruff man of mystery who works for an armored-car company while plotting a violent surprise.

UAR and Miramax wisely decided to relocate the film’s release domestically to Black Widow‘s old date of May 7 after the superhero pic relocated to mid-summer amid the ongoing pandemic. They also wanted to take advantage of the popularity male-skewed films have been enjoying as some moviegoers begin returning to the multiplex.

Overseas, where various distributors are handling the pic, Wrath of Man ha grossed $17.6 million for a global total of $25.6 million.

Elsewhere domestically, Japanese anime blockbuster Demon Slayer the Movie placed No. 2 with $3.1 million for a domestic tally of $39.6 and global gross north of $450 million.

Warner Bros.’ Mortal Kombat followed with $2.4 million for a domestic total of $37.8 million and global haul of $72.5 million.

Godzilla vs. Kong, from Legendary and Warners, placed No. 4 with $1.9 million for a domestic cume of $92.9 million and $422.6 million globally.

Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon rounded out the top five with $1.86 million for a domestic tally of $43.8 million.

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