This was supposed to be the weekend of Black Widow, but with Marvel moving their first film release since 2019 to July 9th, it left the slot open for another film to step up in what would normally be considered the first weekend of Summer Movies season. Jumping into the spot is Miramax’s new film Wrath of Man, directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Jason Statham.
The R-rated film is expected to pull in $8M for the three-day weekend, a better haul than the last R-rated action release, Nobody, which pulled in $6.8M. This makes Wrath of Man the top grossing action film geared towards an older male audience since the pandemic started. But the film is likely to have legs as the Cinemascore came in at an A- and Screen Engine/Comscore PostTrak has moviegoers rating it 77% positive and 58% would definitely recommend.