Box Office: 'Nobody' is Somebody With No. 1 $6.7M Debut

Nobody Bob Odenkirk
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The film stars Bob Odenkirk in his first turn as action hero.

Bob Odenkirk's new action revenge-thriller Nobody was a somebody at the weekend box office, opening to a pleasing $6.7 million domestically as more theaters in Los Angeles and the rest of West Coast reopen.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Ilya Naishuller of Hardcore Henry fame and written by John Wick creator Derek Kolstad, the Universal film had no trouble topping the chart after being embraced by audiences and critics alike (don't be surprised if there are sequels, similar to the Taken and John Wick franchises).

In the movie, Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) plays a nobody living an unremarkable life who shakes things up when his family is robbed. Connie Nielsen, Michael Ironside and Christopher Lloyd co-star.

The top markets were Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Phoenix and Chicago, with L.A. producing eight of the top 25-grossing theaters. Still, Nobody played evenly across the country.

The audience was 47 percent Caucasian, 21 percent Hispanic, 18 percent African American and 6 percent Asian. It skewed male (62 percent) and older, with 44 percent of ticket buyers over 35.

Nobody has amassed $5 million so far overseas from for markets.

Internationally, the big headline of the weekend was Legendary's Godzilla vs. Kong, which launched to a pandemic-best $121.8 million at the foreign box office, including a massive $70.3 million in China. The Warner Bros. and Legendary tentpole opens domestically next week.

Elsewhere in North America, family holdovers Raya and the Last Dragon and Tom & Jerry grew their domestic totals to $28.4 million and $37.1 million after earning $3.5 million and $2.5 million for the weekend, respectively.

Chaos Walking followed in third place with $1.9 million for a domestic total of $11.5 million, while The Courier earned $1 million in its second outing for a total $3.5 million.