How do you measure true star energy in an leisure market that is closely pushed by mental property and standard manufacturers? Properly, what if an actor’s face is sufficient to get folks to take a look at a film they’ve most likely by no means heard of, regardless of dangerous critiques? If that is the definition, then congratulations are with a view to Liam Neeson, whose 2021 flop The Marksman is burning up the charts over on Netflix this week, sitting at #7 within the U.S. down from #6 earlier within the week, regardless of having made solely about $22 million when it was in theaters again in January.
For context, that is the identical quantity Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings made in its third weekend on the U.S. field workplace. Nevertheless it did have Liam Neeson and Katheryn Winnick going for it.
In The Marksman, Jim (Neeson) is a former Marine who lives a solitary life as a rancher alongside the Arizona-Mexican border. However his peaceable existence quickly comes crashing down when he tries to guard a boy (Jacob Perez) on the run from members of a vicious cartel.
That places it proper consistent with different latest actioners like Sicario and Rambo: Final Blood, which have leaned exhausting into American viewers’s worry of drug cartels, usually depicted because the Mafia, however with much less cool, attractive attract and extra violence and blood.
The Marksman is sitting in a prime ten that additionally consists of Kate, Nightbooks, Man on Fireplace, Schumacher, The Stronghold, The Father Who Strikes Mountains, Prey, Bohemian Rhapsody, and The Equalizer 2.
(Speak about star energy! two of the 4 top-ten motion pictures that are not Netflix originals star Denzel Washington, and neither of them got here out anytime not too long ago.)
You’ll be able to see the movie now on Netflix (clearly).
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