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Brad Pitt’s ‘Bullet Train’ wins the box office again

Aug. 14, 2022 Updated Sun., Aug. 14, 2022 at 8:26 p.m.

Bad Bunny, left, and Brad Pitt in "Bullet Train." (Scott Garfield/Courtesy Sony Pictures/TNS)  (Scott Garfield/Courtesy Sony Pictures/TNS/TNS)
Bad Bunny, left, and Brad Pitt in "Bullet Train." (Scott Garfield/Courtesy Sony Pictures/TNS) (Scott Garfield/Courtesy Sony Pictures/TNS/TNS)
By Peter Sblendorio New York Daily News

It’s full speed ahead for Brad Pitt’s “Bullet Train,” which won the box office for a second weekend in a row.

The action-comedy added $13.4 million in North America between Friday and Sunday to lead a quiet box office that didn’t include any new wide releases from the major movie studios.

“Bullet Train” debuted with $30 million last weekend, and has now made $54 million domestically and $114 million worldwide.

Directed by David Leitch, the movie stars Pitt as an assassin whose quest to recover a briefcase from a Japanese locomotive is complicated by other mercenaries onboard. Leitch was previously Pitt’s stuntman on movies such as “Fight Club” and “Troy.”

The Oscar-winning Pitt, 58, leads a big-name ensemble cast that also includes Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Bad Bunny, Zazie Beetz and Sandra Bullock.

The solid second outing from “Bullet Train” was enough to hold off “Top Gun: Maverick” and the animated “DC League of Super-Pets,” which tied for second place with $7.2 million apiece.

The “Top Gun” sequel , which arrived 36 years after the high-flying franchise’s original film, is 2020’s biggest movie, grossing $673 million in North America and nearly $1.4 billion worldwide thus far.

“Super-Pets” stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart and follows a team of super-powered animals led by Superman’s dog. The family film has now made $58 million domestically and $109 million globally.

Rounding out the top five in North America over the weekend were Marvel’s “Thor: Love and Thunder” and Jordan Peele’s latest horror flick “Nope,” which tied with $5.3 million.

The highest-grossing new release of the weekend was the horror-comedy “Bodies Bodies Bodies” which debuted with $3.5 million to finish in eighth place. The film stars Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova and Pete Davidson.

“Laal Singh Chaddha,” an Indian adaptation of “Forrest Gump” that got a limited release in the U.S., made nearly $1.8 million over the weekend.

Next up for movie theaters is Universal Pictures’ “Beast,” which premieres Friday and stars Idris Elba as a doctor who must protect his family from a stalking lion in South Africa.

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