Kevin Costner, Diane Lane Thriller Flick ‘Let Him Go’ Tops Another Slow Box Office Weekend

We haven’t been reporting much on the box office weekend results because there hasn’t been a lot to report. Some weekends, there is nothing at all to report because no new films were released.

But this past weekend, a bigger movie was released. And when we say “bigger” we just mean it had two recognizable leads.

The thriller ‘Let Him Go‘ starring Kevin Costner and Diane Lane was released this past weekend via Focus Features. It made a little over $4 million during its first three days.

That was obviously good enough for first place in the current market we’re living in. Focus also had the second place film, Come Play, which made $1.6 million, bringing its domestic total to $5.6 million.

The speciality division of Universal Pictures has been active during coronavirus in part because of a deal that its studio parent company inked with AMC Theatres. The pact enables Universal and Focus to release their movies in on-demand platforms within 17 days of their theatrical debuts. In return, AMC receives a cut of digital revenues.

We told you last week that the reviews for ‘Let Him Go’ were somewhat positive. Most critics saying it was just entertaining enough.

Check out the trailer below…

The First Reviews For Thriller ‘Let Him Go’ Starring Kevin Costner And Diane Lane Are In

Everyone is focused on the election right now, and for good reason, but believe it or not, there are movies being released later this week.

One of those is the family cult thriller, Let Him Go. Kevin Costner stars in the film as a retired sheriff and Diane Lane plays his wife.

Following the loss of their son, the couple leave their Montana ranch to rescue their grandson, who has fallen into the clutches of a dangerous off-the-grid family headed by a matriarch named Blanche Weboy.

The first reviews for this film are coming in, and they’re mostly positive, but just barely so.

One of the more positive reviews comes from The Globe and Mail’s Barry Hertz, who had this to say about the movie…

A skillfully executed thriller that is narrowly aimed at one demographic – audiences over 50 who like a little violence with their late-life dramas – but succeeds at entertaining just about anyone who comes across its dusty, blood-soaked path.

Mick LaSalle from the San Francisco Chronicle had similar thoughts…

In the end, ‘Let Him Go’ is like a Southern Gothic, only set in the Northwest. It’s just a genre movie that delivers the goods, but the restraint and emotional insight of the direction and the quality of the performances bring it up an essential extra notch.

So as you can see, even the positive reviews aren’t exactly glowing. It’s more like, “Yeah, this film is entertaining, but that’s about it.”

And in a time where people are desperate for something new to watch at the theater, that might be just enough.

Check out the trailer below. It’s set to hit theaters November 5, 2020.