R-Rated Movies Break 25 Year Record – ManlyMovie

R-Rated Movies Break 25 Year Record

R-rated movies have broken a 25 year record at the box office.  For the past 9 weeks, an R-rated movie has been on top.

Annabelle: Creation, The Hitman’s Bodyguard (3x), IT (2x), Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2x), Blade Runner: 2049.

This is the first time since 1992 that R-Rated movies have had a streak like this.  Let’s look at the previous streaks;

2007: Resident Evil 3, The Brave One, 3:10 to Yuma, Halloween, Superbad (six weeks)
2001: Exit Wounds, The Mexican, Hannibal (six weeks)
2000: The Whole Nine Yards, Scream 3, Eye of the Beholder (six weeks)
1997: The Jackal, Starship Troopers, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Kiss the Girls, The Peacemaker (eight weeks)

It’ll be up to Blade Runner to sustain it for 10 weeks, since most of next week’s R releases look to be limited.  Wheelman will get its release, but as a sign of the times this is a big budget streaming movie that is prepared for home consumption for Netflix.

Nonetheless, this is good news for R-rated movies.