‘The Beekeeper’ Set To Break Jason Statham’s Solo Film Box Office Records

Jason Statham’s latest action-packed adventure, The Beekeeper, is making significant waves at the box office, showcasing the actor’s enduring appeal as a leading man in the action genre.

This weekend, the film’s domestic earnings reached an impressive US$49.4 million, following a modest 21% drop, with international figures contributing an additional US$73.1 million to a global total of US$122.5 million.

Directed by David Ayer, The Beekeeper casts Statham as a retired elite agent who is drawn back into action. The film also stars Emmy Raver-Lampman, Josh Hutcherson, and Jeremy Irons, among others. With its current trajectory, it’s poised to surpass the worldwide earnings of Statham’s Mechanic: Resurrection, which collected US$125.7 million, potentially making it the actor’s biggest solo film to date.

Collider reports that The Beekeeper has already eclipsed some of Statham’s other notable solo outings, including Transporter 3 and Wrath of Man, highlighting the film’s box office prowess. It’s noteworthy that this calculation excludes ensemble projects like the Fast & Furious series and The Meg movies, focusing solely on films where Statham leads.

The official synopsis for The Beekeeper is as follows:

“One man’s brutal campaign for vengeance takes on national stakes after it’s revealed he’s a former operative of a powerful and clandestine organization known as Beekeepers.”

The Beekeeper not only represents a box office triumph but also marks a high point for Ayer, boasting a 92% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, the highest for any of his directed movies. This acclaim, coupled with the film’s financial success, could pave the way for a sequel.

The Beekeeper is playing in cinemas now.