The action comedy movie, Bullet Train, graced the cinema screens back in August and there have quite some positive reviews about it. The movie’s reviews, amazing cast and its wonderful plot has made domestic fans see it past the 100-million-USD mark. This Bullet Train domestic box office win is actually quite impressive, despite the negative reviews before it was released.
At around June 2020, several reports revealed that Sony Pictures had hired Deadpool 2 movie director, David Leitch. Sony hired Leitch to direct this adaptation of the Japanese novel called Maria Beetle, by Kōtarō Isaka. The Bullet Train movie’s production actually started during the COVID-19 pandemic (precisely in October, 2020). Filming started in Los Angeles on 16th of November, 2020 and finished in March 2021.
Although, the movie is set in modern-day Tokyo, none of it was filmed in Japan at all. They used LED screens with some Japanese countryside video footage for most of the shots. For other shots that were much harder to film with the ‘LED walls’, they switched to blue screens. It’s crazy what new filming technology and VFX can do right?
Bullet Train Domestic Box Office
According to Box Office Mojo, Bullet Train raked in over 30 million USD on its opening weekend. For two weeks in a row, the movie held the number-one box office position in the United States. Globally, the movie has garnered over 231 million USD. As there were no major releases at that point in time, the movie took advantage of that and stayed at top five for the next seven weeks. This Bullet Train domestic box office accomplishment is quite a good one, we can’t deny that.
A whooping 85 to 90 million USD, that’s the movie’s budget and from what we’ve seen, it paid off. Although, there were lots of mixed criticism before it released globally, it still performed well. Some watchers were not in on the comedic part of the movie, while others praised the movie for its exquisite adaptation. They’ve even gone online to talk about how good the it is and how it’s very different from what critics said it was.
I can not believe how good Bullet Train is and how low the reviews are from critics. One of my favorite watches of this year by far.
— Myth (@Myth_) September 27, 2022
Bullet Train | 2022
I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of this movie, the whole 2 hours was worth it, if you have not watched, don’t dull. pic.twitter.com/6oi9dKuURg
— Lord Scummander rtd. (@zhurg_) September 28, 2022
bullet train was great
— hasanabi (@hasanthehun) September 27, 2022
It’s also worthy to note that this movie was meant to be a very serious action adaptation of the original 2010 novel. Its developments were at first leaning towards a “Die Hard” type of action thriller but along the line, it swayed to a light-hearted action comedy. This still doesn’t change the fact that the movie is one of 2022’s top epic movies. This recent Bullet Train domestic box office victory says it all.
Where To Watch Bullet Train
Bullet Train got its first release on August 3, 2022 in the UK and if you want to watch it publicly, just head over to your cinemas. As for movie lovers in the US that want to watch the movie at home, it’s currently available on the Amazon Prime Video site.
The movie stars actors like Brad Pitt, Brian Tyree Henry, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada and many others. Bullet Train currently sits at 7.4/10 on IMDb and a rating of 54% with 76% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Is Bullet Train On Netflix
No, Bullet Train is currently not on Netflix but we are optimistic about its release on the streaming platform. In probably months from now, the movie may be on Netflix.