Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule” had a strong opening weekend.
The Hollywood Reporter reported the following details:
Warner Bros.’ R-rated The Mule, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, also trotted out to a strong debut, earning $17.2 million in North America. That is among the top openings for any film Eastwood has directed. The $50 million crime drama was powered by older moviegoers, with more than half the audience over the age of 50.
The Mule, which placed No. 2 and earned an A- CinemaScore, played especially well in America’s heartland and in the South.
This doesn’t surprise me one bit. Eastwood has a very committed audience, and this movie did look awesome in all the previews. (RELATED: Clint Eastwood’s New Movie Gets A Major Update. Here’s What Happened)
It might not have led the box office, but a $17 million opening for an R-rated crime drama is nothing to sneeze at. Those are some very strong numbers.
I actually ventured out to see this movie on Friday, and it didn’t disappoint one bit. It’s not full of action or anything like that, but it is very well made.
“The Mule” hooks in the audience from the start and never really lets go as we’re shown how such an elderly man got caught up in the drug trade.
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It really is incredible to see Eastwood out here still making heaters at almost 90 years old. The man is a once-in-a-lifetime talent, and he continues to produce at an insanely high level.
I can’t recommend seeing “The Mule” enough.