Moviegoers didn’t have much time to miss Liam Neeson
, whose Honest Thief
debuted in the top box-office spot back in October. Because now, just three months later, the AARP action star is back and this time he’s No. 1 with a bullet as his latest thriller, The Marksman
, pulled in $3.2 million over the weekend and in total $3.7 million including the MLK Jr. holiday —more than enough to finally unseat Wonder Woman
1984, which had spent three straight weeks as the highest-grossing movie in North America.
Open Road Films, the indie behind The Marksman
, has certainly found a good luck charm in the 68-year-old leading man. His new PG-13-rated suspenser, about an Arizona rancher who comes to aid of a Mexican boy being hunted by a south-of-the-border drug cartel, is his third No. 1 debut for the studio following 2012’s release of The Grey
and 2020’s Honest Thief.
While Neeson’s films often have muscular openings,