During a normal year, the first weekend in May is a huge deal in the movie world. It was established as the start of the summer blockbuster season and there is usually a massive new release released (usually by Marvel Studios). As we all know and have heard / read thousands of times, 2021 is not a normal year. While we are sure to return to normal as we continue to deal with the pandemic, the studios are still reluctant to bring out their biggest tentpole features while the theaters continue to operate at reduced capacity. Because of this, Guy Ritchie’s Wrath of Man starring Jason Statham was the biggest new film to hit last Friday, and while it did enough business to become the number one ticket seller in North America, the numbers aren’t exactly mind-blowing .
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