Box Office: With Jason Statham’s ‘Wrath of Man,’ Summer Movie Season Gets Slow Start

Box Office: With Jason Statham’s ‘Wrath of Man,’ Summer Movie Season Gets Slow Start
Wrath of Man,” a heist thriller starring Jason Statham, is leading box office charts with its $8.1 million debut.

It’s hardly the start to summer movie season, which typically kicks off the first weekend in May, that many theater owners were hoping would ignite with Marvel’s “Black Widow.” (Disney recently moved the release of its superhero tentpole starring Scarlett Johansson from May 7 to July 9). At the very least, it’s something to keep film exhibitors afloat until moviegoing is expected to pick up with Disney’s “Cruella” and Paramount’s “A Quiet Place Part II” at the end of the month, followed by “F9,” the musical “In the Heights” and “The Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife” in June.

Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst at Comscore, anticipates the summer box office won’t rebound until “Cruella” and “A Quiet Place Part II” debut on May 28. “The numbers don’t feel yet like summer,
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