Early tracking is looking good for "Hustlers." The numbers show that the STXFilms comedic thriller could open to $25 million, Variety reports. It looks like moviegoers are just as susceptible to the stars' charms as their onscreen clients are.
With a cast that boasts Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Cardi B, Lili Reinhart, Keke Palmer, and Lizzo, the film follows a group of strippers who team up to gouge their wealthy Wall Street clients. It's inspired by a true story, too. The script was based on a 2015 New York magazine article by Jessica Pressler.
"Hustlers" is set to open on Sept. 13, the same day that the Warner Bros. drama "The Goldfinch" will debut. "Hustlers" should top it, with "The Goldfinch" bringing in $18 million, per Variety. The latter also has a stellar cast, as Ansel Elgort, Sarah Paulson, Nicole Kidman, and Luke Wilson all star.
That "Hustlers" is poised to do well isn't a big surprise. There's been a lot of buzz around the movie, after all. The first official trailer debuted in mid-July, and in less than two weeks, the official Twitter account was celebrating 100 million views.
— Hustlers (@HustlersMovie) July 27, 2019
We'll see how the box office competition officially shakes out next month. Mark your calendar for Sept. 13.