Sony’s big-budget star-sprawled action thriller “Bullet Train” had crossed a $100 million barrier on North American box office later last week, marking off the fourteenth movie this year to hit the milestone.
If truth is to be spoken, this has been a sedulous achievement for the film contemplating that “Bullet Train” did not feature any comic book super heroes, throwaway sci-fi fictions or mediocre action-genre lead actors or actresses.
Besides, the Brad Pitt-starring “Bullet Train” had grossed another $130 million in international box office, taking the film’s global tally to $241 million over the weekend. Coming into the eighth week after release, “Bullet Train” remains at a top rank in terms of profitability, as Sony had spent a whopping upsum of $90 million to engender the film excluding tens of millions of dollars in promotion.
Brad Pitt’s “Bullet Train” hits $100 million in domestic box office
Apart from “Bullet Train,” as an eccentric run of original movies continue to rule the box office in the US and Canada, musical biopic “Elvis” racked up a whacking $150 million, while “Nope” totalled $123 million.
In tandem, “The Black Phone” alongside “Where the Crawdads Sing,” each generated $89 million thus far. Nevertheless, “Bullet Train” had had an impressive $30 million debut on the fifth of August, while the film had held on to a number one position for two weeks in a row.
Storyline of the R-rated “Bullet Train” has spiralled around an assassin (Brad Pitt) who has been at the brink of his retirement. Aside from Pitt, the film’s casting involved Joey King, Brain Tyree Henry, Sandra Bullock, Benito A Martinez Ocasio alongside Michael Shannon.