Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington dominated the box office this weekend with their film, 2 Guns, but there wasn’t much competition. 2 Guns beat out The Smurfs 2 and Wolverine by bringing in $27.3 million.
The action comedy and comic book adaption is the fifth largest Friday through Sunday premiere for the seasoned Denzel and Wahlberg’s sixth biggest opening. The film had an estimated $61 million budget and was expected to do larger numbers this weekend. The fact is, the audiences of Denzel and Mark intertwined.
The Smurfs 2 rounded up the top three in an underwhelming weekend. The sequel to the August 2011 filmed earned $18.2 million. This earned a total of $35 million less that The Smurfs in 2011. The success of the first film can be explained by viewers being curious to see what it was about, but not really liking it enough to watch the sequel. The Smurfs 2 did well overseas and earned over $80 million worldwide. All in all, Smurfs 3 is still in the works and will air on July 24, 2015.
Pacific Rim landed in the 10th spot this week due to losing 799 screens for Paramount’s World War Z. The film earned $4.5 million over the weekend, which brings its total to $92 million. It earned around $53 million overseas this weekend bringing the total a grand total of $200 million.