After opening a month ago to a $17.5 million launch, Warner Bros.’ “The Mule” has amassed a domestic total of $101.4 million against a budget of $50 million.
As a director, Eastwood has had several major hits this decade, the biggest being 2014’s highest grossing domestic release, “American Sniper.” He also found success with Tom Hanks on the biopic “Sully” in 2016. But he’s had some missteps too, namely “The 15:17 to Paris,” which only made $57 million worldwide against a $30 million production budget before marketing.
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But “The Mule” is a different movie, because Eastwood is both in front of and behind the camera. It’s