Normally, the Weekend Box Office Report tends to shy away from covering the international box office. However, we're making an exception this week, mainly because the domestic box office was hopelessly anemic and 'The Avengers' opened everywhere not called the United States and took in an absolutely absurd amount of cash. Between 39 territories, Marvel's hotly anticipated Superhero Team-Up Extravaganza earned an astonishing $178.4 million, shattering opening records across the globe.
Jason Statham is, without question, one of the most appealing action stars to come along in years. Could you just imagine what would happen if he were paired with a really sharp script?
Well, don't exhale yet, because 'Safe' isn't quite that movie. But as far as a dopey, far-fetched clothesline that striking action sequences and moments of general badassery can be clipped, 'Safe' can stand securely alongside 'Crank' and 'Transporter 2' as one of Statham's more enjoyable works.