Last week, early tracking reports had ‘Ford v Ferrari‘ making around $20 million during its opening weekend.
The racing drama starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale did a little better than that. It made a cool $31 million this past weekend, which was more than enough to take the top spot at the box office.
Directed by James Mangold, the movie revisits the golden age of auto racing: Damon and Bale play the car designer Carroll Shelby and the driver Ken Miles working for Ford in the lead-up to a historic 1966 race.
People love movies about fast cars. There’s no better example of that than the Fast & Furious franchise.
The ‘Charlie’s Angels‘ reboot also opened this past weekend, but unfortunately it did not perform well. It made a paltry $8.6 million against a budget close to $50 million. The movie received mixed reviews from critics, but beyond that, it seemed like people just didn’t care.
The director of the movie, Elizabeth Banks, responded to the criticism by writing…
You’ve had 37 Spider-Man movies and you’re not complaining! I think women are allowed to have one or two action franchises every 17 years — I feel totally fine with that.