Category Archives: Box Office
20th Century Fox‘s The Predator debuted with an estimated $24 million in ticket sales this weekend. Directed by Shane Black, the latest entry in the action-packed film series about extraterrestrial big-game hunters currently sits with a weak C+ CinemaScore.
Crazy Rich Asians repeated as champ with $25 million, a drop-off of just 6% from its first weekend of release. Warner Bros.’ rom-com easily fended off STX Films’ Melissa McCarthy raunchy comedy The Happytime Murders, which opened in third place with a lackluster $10 million, the worst in McCarthy’s career.
Warner Bros.’ romcom Crazy Rich Asians dominated the box office with a three-day North American debut of $25.2 million and a five-day tally of $34 million. Jon M. Chu’s movie — buoyed by glowing reviews and an A CinemaScore — features an international cast of stars led by Constance Wu, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, and Awkwafina, with Ken Jeong and Michelle Yeoh.
Tom Cruise’s latest Mission: Impossible movie repeated as box office champion in its second weekend in theaters, earning another $35 million, $10 million ahead of the modest opening of Walt Disney Co.’s latest live action remake, Christopher Robin.
Paramount Pictures’ Mission: Impossible – Fallout easily took top position with an estimated $61.5 million in the US alone, scoring the highest opening yet for the six-film franchise. Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, the Tom Cruise summer blockbuster also stars Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg, Sean Harris, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, and Angela Bassett. Fallout boasts an A on CinemaScore.
In a battle of the sequels, Denzel Washington’s first-ever sequel The Equalizer 2 (Sony) has narrowly won out over the Universal’s ABBA-fueled musical Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.
The R-rated Equalizer sequel finished the weekend at #1 with a total of $35.8 million. It’s the biggest opening of director Antoine Fuqua’s career.