If you haven't yet, we suggest you run - not walk - to catch Free Guy at your local theater ASAP. The new comedy-action film is shaping up to be a box office smash hit. Here are all of the details and what that mean's for the film's future...
It's been a big weekend for Ryan Reynolds' new film, and not just because he got trolled by wife Blake Lively over the premiere. The movie is a box office hit! Free Guy, which became a part of Disney studios after the company acquired 20th Century Fox, was the top film in U.S. theaters over the weekend.
Comscore Inc., a media measurement and analytics company, estimates that the film brought in weekend sales of $28.4 million in the U.S. and Canada, quite a few more millions than the expected $20 million. The film's theater success might have something to do with the fact that Free Guy is not available on any streaming service (and, of course, is the hilarious action content we've all been needing).
And lucky for us, it looks like we'll be getting a lot more where that came from; a whole other movie, to be exact. "After 3 years messaging #FreeGuy as an original IP movie, Disney confirmed today they officially want a sequel. Woo hoo!! #irony," Reynolds tweeted. The actor referred to the three-year wait the movie experienced after originally being cast back in 2018.
And the 44-year-old has some good sequel title suggestions up his sleeve. "If it isn't called, 'Albuquerque Boiled Turkey' we've failed," Ryan wrote. The name is "based on one of seven million improv lines by Taika Waititi," as director Shawn Levy clarified. But Reynolds wasn't all just fun and games; the star also gave a big thank you to all of the people who made Free Guy such a hit.
The reactions, and now attendance, have blown me away. Thank you. It’s heart-warming to see so many people embrace heart-warming. https://t.co/6qm3TPJNKc— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 14, 2021
The Red Notice star wrote on Twitter, "Our company @MaximumEffort has a simple mission: 'Let's bring people together in fun, smart and unexpected ways.' Togetherness is the ultimate scarcity good these days so thank you to all the artists and audiences who came TOGETHER to make #FreeGuy such a surprise hit." And a big thank you to you, Mr. Reynolds!