Disney’s “Free Guy” tallied more than $28 million at the domestic box office during its opening weekend, higher than its $15 million to $20 million forecast.
Positive word of mouth led “Free Guy” to see a 24% spike in ticket sales between Friday and Saturday, the most of any tentpole released this summer.
“Free Guy” had a rare theatrical-only release this weekend and is an original concept with no franchise ties.
Heading into the weekend, analysts were eager to see whether fears over the Covid delta variant or the availability of films on streaming has caused a slowdown in box office sales.Free Guy” tallied more than $28 million at the domestic box office during its opening weekend, smashing expectations.
The 20th Century Studio’s film, which stars Ryan Reynolds, was forecast to garner between $15 million to $20 million over its first three days. With $22.5 million from international ticket sales, the film secured around $51 million globally.