Sony’s Bullet Train opened with a promising $4.6 million in Thursday grosses. That figure also includes some early-week sneak previews. The Brad Pitt-and-friends action comedy, about a handful of mercenaries and assassins all chasing similar goals/items on a Japanese bullet train, is the last big movie of the summer. As such, there’s a better-than-normal likelihood that it’ll leg out well into September almost by default. We saw this with The Fugitive and The Sixth Sense in the 1990s and the 2010’s with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Suicide Squad and The Hitman’s Bodyguard in recent years. The David Leitch-directed flick cost around $90 million, so it’ll be fine even if it ends up a bit frontloaded this weekend. A 10% Thursday-to-weekend figure gets Bullet Train to a terrific $46 million.
That would be well above the over/under $35 million projections and closer