Mule, The: Directed by and Starring Eastwood

Warner Bros. The Mule occupied the 2nd position with $17 million. Clint Eastwood directed and stars in the R-rated crime drama about a nonagenarian who gets caught smuggling drugs for the cartel.

As director, Eastwood may be the oldest practitioner in Hollywood’s history.

“The Mule,” Eastwood’s first acting gig since 2012’s “Trouble With the Curve,” brought out a much older crowd. Moviegoers over the age of 35 accounted for 78% of audiences.

“The Mule” cast includes Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Pena, and Dianne Wiest.