Death on the Nile, Kenneth Branagh’s follow-up to 2017’s $353M grossing Murder on the Orient Express, sailed the choppy waters of a pandemic delay, lacklustre reviews, a problematic cast, and Super Bowl Sunday, to top the U.S. box-office with $12.6M.
Hoping to fare better during a weekend dominated by the Super Bowl, Paramount decided to try some Valentine’s weekend counter-programming with Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson rom-com Marry Me, but the simultaneous Paramount+ streamer fumbled the ball with a very soft $8M bow.
The third of the new releases was Liam Neeson action-film (wait, keep reading) Blacklight, which fell in line with the rest of the actors pandemic related output (Honest Thief and The Marksman), grossing a paltry $3.6M, and no doubt coming to a streaming service menu near you.
Last week’s box-office number one, Jackass Forever was predictably kicked down the charts, with most of the target demographic setting up their jumbo-screens and snacks for the big game. It still managed to wrangle $8.1M in its sophomore frame for a $37.4M domestic cume.
On the international stage Sony unleashed videogame adaptation Uncharted [read our review here], and kept underwhelming reviews embargoed until pretty much day-of-release. The unremarkable Tom Holland/Mark Wahlberg action-adventure still managed to land at #1 in all of the markets in which it was released, grossing a healthy $21.5M.
As always, you can find all of the stats and statistics over at BoxOfficeMojo. Until next week…