Mechanic: Resurrection: Disappointing Sequel

Lionsgate’s Mechanic: Resurrection is heading for a mild launch in the $6 million to $7 million range at 2,258 sites and will trail Sony’s third weekend of “Sausage Party,” which will take in around $8 million to boost its total U.S. take past $78 million.

Mechanic: Resurrection is yet another example of a summer sequel title under-performing. Jason Statham stars as an expert assassin forced out of retirement to commit a trio of killings in order to save the kidnapped love of his life.

Mechanic: Resurrection is opening five years after “The Mechanic,” which grossed $62 million worldwide on a $40 million budget.