Wonder Woman 1984 is backsliding from 1st place at the box office to 3rd place due to the new Liam Neeson movie The Marksman
Liam Neeson dominates the box office
The thriller outperformed the lukewarmly received second installment of Wonder Woman with a gross domestic product of $ 3.7 million in the first four days of its release in theaters, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
It was the second time one of Neeson’s films had hit the box office during the pandemic, after his thriller, Honest Thief, ranked # 1 in October.
The Marksman is directed by Robert Lorenz, who has produced several Clint Eastown films,
And he directed the movie Trouble With The Curve in 2012.
Liam Neeson stars in the movie as an Arizona farmer who has to call up his training as a Marine years ago to save a boy who has been kidnapped by a Mexican gang.
Although the actor has appeared in many prestigious films throughout his career, in recent years he has achieved a distinguished position with highly suspense thriller films.
The Marksman’s largest crowd was in the South, and an audience was leaning toward the elderly, with 33 percent of ticket buyers over the age of 45, according to PostTra.
The Retreat of Wonder Woman, 1984
Not only did The Marksman remove Wonder Woman from the lead, but the comic book movie moved up to the third place.
The movie, starring Gal Gadot, was initially expected to be a hit at the box office, but the effects of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic kept many moviegoers away, and theaters remain closed in major markets including Los Angeles and New York.
The film also appeared simultaneously on HBO Max for all subscribers without additional rental charges, as it will remain until January 24th.
In addition to Wonder Woman 1984 also receiving reviews from critics and the public, it currently has a new 60 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and the movie earned $ 2.7 million over four days, with a gross domestic product of $ 35.9 million.
The second-place pick was The Croods: A New Age. The sequel showed strong staying power, likely due to its familial appeal, and the movie earned $ 2.9 million, grossing $ 40.1 million.
Tom Hanks came fourth in “News of the World”, directed by Captain Phillips director Paul Greengrass, and the film, which was shown on January 15, scored $ 27.1 million