Jennifer Garner responds to Peppermint becoming the number one film on Netflix … more than two years after a lukewarm response at the box office
Peppermint did not set the box office on fire immediately after negotiating in theaters to generally negative reviews in September 2018.
But now, more than two years later, and the Jennifer Garner-directed vigilante thriller has shot to the top of the charts on Netflix since being added to the streaming service on Dec. 1.
In fact, the film, and all the feats of Garner’s revenge-seeking action hero, have reigned at number one for several days, and its leading lady seemed just as surprised by her recent success as some critics.
New life! Peppermint’s vigilante thriller, starring Jennifer Garner, is now the number one movie on Netflix, more than two years after its theatrical release
‘Nice surprise! Peppermint is streaming on @netflix and you’re watching it – thank you so much, it’s an honor to fight for all of you, ‘the actress, 48, shared in Instagram on Saturday.
In Peppermint, Garner plays Riley North, a mom who wakes up from a coma and transforms herself into a vigilante in pursuit of revenge against the drug cartel that killed her husband and daughter.
Channeling her frustration into personal motivation, she spends years in disguise respecting her mind, body and spirit to become an unstoppable force – including the underworld, the LAPD and the FBI – as she present its personal justice brand methodically.
Humbled: Garner called the film’s recent success a ‘nice surpise’ on Instagram on Saturday
Despite his mixed reviews on the theatrical release, Garner’s performance and physicality garnered praise as he revisits his roles in Alias (2001-2006), Daredevil (2003), Electra (2005) and The Kingdom (2007).
And many of her 10 million Instagram fans and followers seem to love seeing her in the role of an acting heroine.
‘Love it … made me remember your Alias days,’ and ‘Just watched it. So good. Having given some Alias vibrations, ‘many of the comments on her social media platform summarized.
Acting star: Many of Garner’s social media followers commented on how they love her in the role of the acting hero as her TV series Alias (2001-2006)
‘Some tremendous combat work, kid. wrote @shaunaduggins ,, also !, ‘another person who also gave props to stunt coordinator and actress Shana Duggins.
There were even fans hoping for a sequel: ‘I hope part 2!’
Directed by Pierre Morel, best known for action thrillers helmets like Taken (2008) and The Guman (2015), Peppermint went on to gross $ 53 million at the worldwide box office on a budget that is said to be around $ 25 million .
He also starred John Ortiz, John Gallagher Jr., Juan Pablo Raba, Tyson Ritter, Annie Ilonzeh, Jeff Hephner and Pell James, among others.
Lukewarm’s initial response: Peppermint grossed $ 53 million at the worldwide box office on a budget that is said to be around $ 25 million