The title to this piece has been used so many times over the last year, but there’s really no other way to describe the box office in its current state. After the one-two punch of A Quiet Place Part II and The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, moviegoing has slowed to a crawl, despite theaters around the world mostly returning to normal.
Case in point: Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, the follow-up to the 2017 surprise comedy hit, only managed a meager $17 million over its first five days of release at 3,331 locations. As Deadline points out, people are eager for some big-screen fun but aren’t eager enough to shell out money for a sequel for a film that wasn’t beloved by critics or moviegoers. Otherwise, Peter Rabbit 2 and In the Heights continued … Read the rest