Sunday 25 October, 2020

Liam Neeson's 'Honest Thief' notches number one at box office

This image released by Open Road Films shows Kate Walsh, left, and Liam Neeson in a scene from "Honest Thief." Photo:Open Road Films via AP

This image released by Open Road Films shows Kate Walsh, left, and Liam Neeson in a scene from "Honest Thief." Photo:Open Road Films via AP

Liam Neeson's thriller "Honest Thief" stole the top spot at the box office in yet another quiet weekend of movie going.

The Open Roads Films movie brought in US$3.7 million in its US debut.

The film, starring Neeson as a notorious bank robber who turns himself in but was double crossed by two FBI agents, opened in Canada last week.

The film also played well in markets including Miami, Chicago, San Diego and Atlanta, according to the studio.

"Honest Thief" overtook "The War with Grandpa," which claimed number one last week. Despite coming in second, the comedy starring Robert De Niro earned US$2.5 million. It has garnered US$7.3 million domestically within a 10-day timespan.

Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" came in third with US$1.6 million. The action-thriller starring John David Washington and Robert Pattinson has totaled US$50.6 million in the US.

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