American Assassin Debuts North of $14 Million At Domestic Box Office! Sequel?
If you’re from the Teen Wolf fandom (Stiles-centric) or someone who follows Dylan O’Brien from his other films, you’ve been probably waiting for the American Assassin box office results to come in. Well, they came in and the movie had a strong debut! Cheers!
Whether you want to admit it or not, Dylan O’Brien is the best thing to happen to Teen Wolf. The young actor is very talented and the American Assassin box office numbers show that he can open an R-rated movie. American Assassin came in at number two at the box office with a $14.8 million strong debut (September 15-17, 2017, weekend).
Considering that the production budget is $33 million, (let’s throw in another $15 million for P&A), Dylan’s new movie can give rise to another franchise for the young actor. The surprising thing is that American Assassin had a higher debut than John Wick, which ended up becoming a successful franchise for Keanu Reeves.
Now, I get that American Assasin is a predictable movie. The dialogue isn’t good. The editing needed work, and yes, the plot wasn’t engaging either. However, as far as I’m concerned it’s a good popcorn movie, which usually does well overseas, so I have high hopes for American Assassin’s foreign box office numbers. The current worldwide gross is $21 million.
Make sure to read Jamie’s review of the film. Dylan O’Brien did a great job in it and that’s all that matters.
As for it being Islamophobic. If it was, the movie wouldn’t have been released here in Pakistan. Also, the main villain isn’t Muslim which kind of links to how most (some would argue all) terrorist groups are created and/or funded by non-Muslims. So, I can see how it passed the censor boards here. But that’s a whole other topic.
The point is that American Assassin is a good popcorn flick and it’s not trying to make a political statement. If the foreign numbers continue being strong, we can definitely expect a sequel.
What do you think of the American Assassin box office debut numbers? Let us know.
Farid has a Masters in Psychology and is the author of numerous books including Arousing the Legacy, Missing in Somerville, The Game Master of Somerville, and The Escaped Murderer of Somerville. He gives us insight on comics, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies. He reviews shows such as Gotham and Teen Wolf.
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