Starting with an awful $365K from Thursday shows, The Transporter Refueled will come in with an even lower than expected sub $4M debut, which is a horrible start for the low budget action thriller.
Despite some solid marketing and the IMAX exclusivity, The Transporter didn’t have anything to really sell it as being original or new, especially without the help of star Jason Statham. Casting a no name replacement and dropping it over Labor Day shows how little interest there was, and this debut is a sure sign of that.
Given that it was the only new release of the weekend, this may be one of the slowest weekends on record. The only other release is A Walk in the Woods, which, given its solid Wednesday start, may actually end up with more than The Transporter Refueled this weekend.
- The Transporter Refueled -$3.8M