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Entertainment'The Mule' Has Quietly Shown That Clint Eastwood Is Still a Box Office Star

15:42  11 january  2019
15:42  11 january  2019 Source:   thewrap.com

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The headlines of the holiday box office have belonged to "Aquaman" while "Mary Poppins Returns" and "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" have brought in family audiences. But farther down the charts, Clint Eastwood has quietly left his own mark on the Christmas season.

After opening nearly a month ago to a $17.5 million launch, Warner Bros.' "The Mule" has amassed a domestic total of $82 million against a budget of $50 million, and is on course to reach $100 million by the end of its theatrical run.

As a director, Eastwood has had several major hits this decade, the biggest being 2014's highest grossing domestic release, "American Sniper." He also found success with Tom Hanks on the biopic "Sully" in 2016. He's also had some missteps, namely "The 15:17 to Paris," which only made $57 million worldwide against a $30 million production budget before marketing.

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Clint Eastwood 's The Mule has smuggled a cool .1 million at the domestic box office . The Mule opened on December 14 opposite Spider-Man: Into The Mule is inspired by a true story and follows his character Earl Stone, a 90-year-old curmudgeon (it is Eastwood after all) horticulturist and war

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"For a generation, Clint Eastwood is The Man. There aren't a lot of people in Hollywood these days at his age that have that must-see status," comScore analyst Paul Dergarabedian told TheWrap last month.

According to data from Movio, "The Mule" had by far the the highest concentration of moviegoers over the age of 50 among the December wide releases. When drilling down into that age demographic, Movio found Eastwood's recent films, including "Sniper" and "15:17," were the most common films that had previously been seen in theaters by "The Mule"'s audience. Other films commonly seen by the film's audience were the WWII biopic "Hacksaw Ridge" and "A Star Is Born," which was directed by "The Mule" co-star Bradley Cooper.

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Clinton " Clint " Eastwood , Jr. is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and politician. He rose to international fame with his role as the Man with No Name in Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy of spaghetti Westerns during the 1960s, and as antihero cop Harry Callahan in the five Dirty Harry films

Clint Eastwood 's latest is doing some very solid box office numbers, despite being in the shadow of films like Aquaman, Mary Poppins Returns, and Have you seen it yet? What’d you think? The Mule is still in theaters now. Eastwood stars as Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and

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The film is also doing well with people who don't regularly go to the movies. According to the audience survey, 21 percent of those who bought a ticket to "The Mule" see less than four films per year. For the average film, infrequent moviegoers account for 16 percent of the total audience.

At a time when recognizable brands are driving the upper echelons of the box office charts, Eastwood is proving to be a throwback to the times when actors were the main draw for moviegoers. On top of that, the film had the advantage of being released by Warner Bros., which in 2018 was able to do an excellent job of marketing their mid-budget fare well to the specific demographics that would show up on opening weekend to the likes of "Ocean's 8" and "Crazy Rich Asians."

"WB did an excellent job handling this film," said Exhibitor Relations analyst Jeff Bock. "It worked well as an adult alternative to the Christmas blockbusters, especially in parts of the country where it was the only major drama in theaters. Plus it had two stars in Eastwood and Cooper that are very popular with older audiences, so that just further increased the word of mouth."

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