‘Wrath of Man’ tops disappointing kickoff to summer movie season with $8.1 million debut

Wrath of Man, the Guy Ritchie heist thriller starring Jason Stratham, topped the weekend box office with an estimated $8.1 million, signaling a slow start to what is typically considered the kickoff to the summer movie season. Overseas, the film has collected $17.6 million to date.

Last week’s number one film, Demon Slayer, slipped to second place in its third week of release, delivering an estimated $3 million.  Its stateside total now stands at $39 million, with a worldwide total of $435 million.

The video game adaptation Mortal Kombat landed at number three with an estimated $2.3 million.  The movie, also available on HBO Max for no extra cost to subscribers, has pulled in $37.8 million domestically and $72 million worldwide.

Grabbing fourth place was Godzilla vs. Kong, earning an estimated $1.9 million.  The fourth installment in the Legendary Entertainment’s monster universe has amassed $422 million worldwide, surpassing revenues for its predecessor, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which topped out at $386 million.

Rounding out the top five was Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon, which added an estimated $1.8 million.  That brings its domestic total to $43.8 million.

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