‘Free Guy’ opens with $28.4M to lead box office

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — “Free Male” opened with $28.4 million this weekend to lead all movies at the North American box business, according to sector estimates unveiled Sunday.

The action movie — which is playing exclusively in theaters — stars Ryan Reynolds as a video match character, and Reynolds tweeted Saturday that Disney has already asked for a sequel. Disney owns 20th Century Studios, which launched “Cost-free Man.”

“Really don’t Breathe 2,” a sequel to the 2016 home invasion thriller, opened in second area with $10.6 million Friday as a result of Sunday at theaters in the United States and Canada, Comscore reported.

Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” was third with $9 million in its third weekend of release.

“Regard,” the Aretha Franklin biopic starring Jennifer Hudson, opened with $8.8 million to get fourth location.

“The Suicide Squad,” last week’s top rated-grossing film, fell sharply in its next week, having in $7.7 million for fifth area. It is also streaming on HBO Max.

Rounding out the leading 10 domestic releases, as believed by Comscore, ended up “Previous” ($2.4 million), “Black Widow” ($2 million), “Stillwater” ($1.3 million), “The Environmentally friendly Knight” ($1.16 million) and “Area Jam: A New Legacy” ($1.11 million).