‘2 Guns’ exceeds expectations

August 4th, 2013 - Graham Eley

Baltasar Kormákur’s ‘2 Guns’, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, made a strong start at the North America box office, grossing an unexpected $10m on Friday.  The undercover action comedy, which received a ‘B+’ CinemaScore from first night audiences, opened in a modest 3,025 theatres and should finish the three days just short of the $30m mark.

 

There was disappointment for Sony’s ‘The Smurfs 2’, which could only muster $5.5m on Friday, taking its early running total to $14.5m since Wednesday’s release.  Family audiences should give the comedy sequel a slight boost during Saturday and Sunday but its five day tally is unlikely to exceed a poor $28m.

 

Things did not improve for James Mangold’s ‘The Wolverine’ following last weekend’s quite start.  The sixth instalment of the X-Men franchise returned $6.4m during Friday from a market high 3,924 theatres, and it is on a pace for a second weekend $20m, being a heavy 69% drop.

 

There was no such problems for ‘The Conjuring’, which continued to defy the normal horror trends.  James Wan’s low budget surprise package enjoyed a $4.1m Friday for a fall of just 43% and it should end the weekend between $12-13m.silvitra generic namesilvitra online purchasesilvitra for salesilvitra costsilvitra costsilvitra pricesilvitra price

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