As Gran Turismo heads into its second full weekend on general release, the paying public continues to give it positive reviews.
It continues a theme we saw ahead of the film’s launch in special preview screenings, and in the “soft-launch” period between the original premiere date of August 11 and the eventual release, which generated almost blanket approval.
Now it’s officially at the end of its first full week at the box office, we’ve got a better idea of what the general public think of the film as more people leave their thoughts. Despite a rather middling response from film critics, the audience reaction remains much more heavily tilted towards the positive.
At Rotten Tomatoes the film has a current audience score rating of 98% from over a thousand verified users. That doesn’t correspond to a nearly perfect rating, but that 49 out of every 50 reviews left by its registered members have a score of at least 3.5 stars out of five.
CinemaScore, an audience-polling concern that conducts exit polls at movie theaters in the USA on opening night only, reports Gran Turismo at an “A” rating. That places the film on the same level as summer blockbusters Barbie, Oppenheimer, and the over-punctuated Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, though it’s not possible to determine upon how many responses this score is based.
Review aggregator site Metacritic gives the film a more coy 7.6 mean, from 89 viewer ratings. That’s slightly dragged down by a couple of strange “0” scores which look rather like they have an ax to grind, but still corresponds to 75% of the ratings being positive.
Meanwhile IMDB has a much larger review pool — around 17,000 star ratings for the film and 185 reviews — and records a weighted mean of 7.4, and an unweighted mean of 7.8. The ratings break down to around 84% at seven or higher.
GTPlanet’s own members have also been taking the chance to view the film, and generally report a positive experience too — if occasionally qualified, with the representation of the final turns at Le Mans at the movie’s climax being a common sore point!
However, like public reviews elsewhere, our members are full of praise for the general cinematography and certain standout acting performances such as that of David Harbour as the reluctant mentor Jack Salter.
Across its opening weekend and with takings from limited previews, Gran Turismo topped the US Box Office at $17.4 million, totalling $53.8 million globally. Over the past week that’s risen by approximately $4m in the US — tracking slightly behind Barbie — with the total global figure now around $59m.
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