Liam Neeson’s Honest Thief Steals the Box Office


Liam Neeson’s Honest Thief Steals the Box Office

The Liam Neeson action vehicle Honest Thief rose to the top of the box office with a $3.7M weekend gross, $4.2M overall. Per Deadline, the film played on 2,255 theaters but received a significant boost from Imax (on which it brought in $150K), Dolby, and PLF formats, which the trade notes most of Neeson’s flicks don’t typically have access to.

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Audiences and critics were divided on the pic which currently holds a ho hum 35% score on RottenTomatoes out of 40 critics and an 88% audience rating. Honest Thief had solid showings in Miami, Chicago, San Diego and Atlanta.

Second place belongs to the Robert DeNiro comedy War with Grandpa, which dropped to No. 2 in its second week of release with $2.5M, down 31% from last week.

Christopher Nolan’s Tenet enjoyed plenty of success in the Seattle area where theaters recently reopened and brought in an additional $1.6M over the weekend for a $50.6M domestic haul after eight weeks.

Meanwhile, Halloween re-releases Nightmare Before Christmas and Hocus Pocus collected $1.3M and $756K to round out the Top 5 while Tim Burton’s classic comedy Beetlejuice scared up $172K in the No. 10 spot.

New releases 2 Hearts and Love and Monsters earned $565K and $255K and stood as bookends to The New Mutants ($465K/$22.7M) and Unhinged ($425K/$20M total) in the No. 6 and No. 9 spots, respectively.