Guy Ritchie’s R-rated Jason Statham action feature “Wrath of Man” topped the box office this weekend, heading for an $8 million three-day opening.
That’s above the $6.8 million that “Nobody” pulled in a few weeks ago. ‘Wrath’ also snagged an A- CinemaScore along with a $25.6 million total worldwide thanks to an opening in nine other territories – eight of which it also came in at No. 1.
The film’s performance was strong considering marketing for the film was fairly last minute with the first trailer launched only six weeks out from release.
The film’s official website included direct ticket sales for select theaters across the country – arguably a first for a major studio release in the U.S. as tickets are usually sold via third-party sites.