The summer movie season has been over for a few weeks, but that doesn’t mean summer movies are out of theatres entirely. Nearly two months after its release in early August, Brad Pitt‘s action thriller “Bullet Train”.

The movie was directed by David Leitch (“Deadpool 2”), stars Sandra Bullock, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Joey King, Andrew Koji, Michael Shannon, Bad Bunny and more – have crossed the $100 million mark at the U.S. box office.

Brad Pitt's Bullet Train Stay In The Top 3 for 6 Weeks

Bullet Train
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After opening its first weekend in 4th August with $30 million at the box office, it took quite some time to get there, staying at No. 1 for the second weekend and then in the top three for six weeks.

Part of the reason is the lack of a strong launch in mid-to-late August and early September, but it certainly has a lot to do with Pitt, who has proven time and time again that he has lasting star power.

Critics weren’t as friendly, with “Bullet Train” at a mere 54% on Rotten Tomatoes, but an even higher 76% from Audience Score and a “B+” in CinemaScore.

It joins 12 other movies that have grossed more than $100 million this year, including another Pitt movie in 2022, “The Lost City”, also starring Bullock and Channing Tatum.

For those who are counting, “Bullet Train” is Pitt’s 14th movie to break the $100 million mark include “Interview with the Vampire” co-starring Tom Cruise in 1994 and David Fincher’s “Se7en” in 1995; all three “Ocean” movies in 2001, 2004 and 2007 directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring George Clooney and Matt Damon; 2004’s “Troy”, 2005’s “Mr.” and Mrs Smith”.

In 2008, Pitt work together again with Fincher on “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” Quentin Tarantino directed two Pitt movies “Inglourious Basterds” in 2009 and “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” in 2019, which earned Pitt his first Oscar, surpassed that bar.

There was also the animated version of “Megamind” and then “World War Z” in 2013, which was Pitt’s only movie that grossed over $200 million at the domestic box office.

While no other movie since “Bullet Train” is on track to hit $100 million, Sony’s other summer hit “Where the Crawdads Sing” and Warner Bros’ “DC League of Super-Pets” are both in the $90 million mark, though neither seem to go much further.

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