, directed by David Ayer, achieves a major box office milestone, making over $50 million domestically.
- This action film stars Jason Statham and tells the story of a beekeeper seeking revenge due to a tragedy caused by a phishing scam.
is poised to become Statham’s highest-grossing movie as a leading man.
The Beekeeper passes a major box office milestone this week. Directed by David Ayer, The Beekeeper is an action movie about a beekeeping man who seeks revenge after a phishing scam led his landlady to suicide. The Beekeeper stars Jason Statham alongside a supporting cast of Josh Hutcherson, Jeremy Irons, Emma Raver-Lampman, and Bobby Naderi.
Collider reports that The Beekeeper surpasses a box office milestone. This week, The Beekeeper crossed $50 million domestically. Combined with international totals, The Beekeeper’s worldwide gross now comes in at $123.6 million.
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What Does This Mean for The Beekeeper 2?
The Beekeeper’s Success Makes The Beekeeper 2 Likely
The Beekeeper’s success well-positions it to become the highest-grossing film in which Statham plays the lead role. In general, the actor’s highest-grossing work has come from franchise films like The Fast and the Furious movies, wherein Statham plays a supporting role. As of now, the only Statham-led film that is above The Beekeeper is Mechanic: Resurrection, which grossed $125.7 million in total.
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The Beekeeper’s success makes the future seem more likely for The Beekeeper 2. Even before The Beekeeper was released, Statham had raved about the “mythology” surrounding The Beekeeper’s world. The actor expressed enthusiasm towards a film sequel “if [they] were so fortunate enough.” Later on, Ayer echoed this The Beekeeper 2 optimism, saying that “there is so much room to explore.”
The combination of the team’s enthusiasm and The Beekeeper’s financial success makes a sequel to the film seem all the more likely. The Beekeeper is also faring decently among critics, as it has a 70% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Statham is a master of the action franchise, contributing his talents to series like The Transporter and The Expendables. Stepping up into the leading man role, The Beekeeper has the opportunity to be the next big Statham franchise and right now, all signs are pointing in the right direction for the prospects of The Beekeeper 2.
The Beekeeper is a 2024 action-thriller film by director David Ayer. Jason Statham stars as “Mr. Clay,” a former member of a secret organization known as the “Beekeepers,” who steps back into the field after a close friend is wronged in a phishing scam. To set things right, Mr. Clay will wage a violent war as he discovers that the truth behind the scammers may be more sinister than he realized.
- Release Date
- January 12, 2024
- David Ayer
- Jason Statham , Emmy Raver-Lampman , Josh Hutcherson , Bobby Naderi , Minnie Driver , Phylicia Rashad , Jeremy Irons
- Kurt Wimmer
- Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer , MiraMax , Cedar Park Studios , Punch Palace Productions
- Amazon MGM Studios