The Finnish production “Sisu” has recently been released by Lionsgate in theatres throughout the United States and has received mostly positive reviews from both audiences and critics, who have praised its high-octane action, thrilling plot, outstanding performances, and luxurious direction and storytelling— the viewers have even compared it to the “John Wick,” albeit with a distinctly European flavor. Not only reviews, but the R-rated action war thriller has also performed exceptionally well at American box offices, despite being a non-American film and on track for a successful run in the United States.
Sisu Box Office Performance: Will The Action Thriller Be Succesful at Box Office?
The action-packed thriller “Sisu” by Lionsgate premiered on 28th April 2023 across just 900 theaters in the United States. Surprisingly, the film managed to gross $1.38 million on its opening day, which includes $585k from Thursday night previews, and $3.33 million on its opening weekend, making it a big achievement for a small-budgeted film. Although these numbers may not seem impressive at first glance, they are significant for this particular film. The total gross of “Sisu” currently stands at $7.26 million in North America and $6.81 million internationally, which brings its global total to $14.07 million.
According to reports, “Sisu” is a small-budgeted film with a reported production budget of $6.50 million (€6 million) before marketing costs, and there is nothing extraordinary about the marketing, as the content of the film speaks for itself, and its well-received performance proves it. According to industry estimates, “Sisu” is already a box office success due to its good word of mouth, and its buzz is increasing among audiences— it indicates that the film will continue to do well in theaters in the coming days or weeks. It is anticipated that “Sisu” will end up with over $10 million in US theaters, which is adequate to make it a successful venture.
The war action thriller “Sisu” is written and directed by Jalmari Helander, and it features an ensemble cast of Jorma Tommila, Aksel Hennie, Jack Doolan, and Mimosa Willamo. Produced by Petri Jokiranta under the production banners of Subzero Film Entertainment, Stage 6 Films, and Good Chaos and distributed by Lionsgate in the United States.
Talking about critical response, “Sisu” has received a 6.9/10* IMDb rating, and on Rotten Tomatoes, it scored 94/100% based on 177 critics’ reviews.