Weekend Box Office: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Repeats; ‘The Happytime Murders’ Bombs
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. Directed by Brian Henson, the film was branded a below average C- CinemaScore and poor reviews.
Warner Bros.’ The Meg stayed at No. 2, picking up $13 million in its third outing for a domestic total of $105 million.
Meanwhile, Mission: Impossible – Fallout held its grip on the #4 slot with another $8 million for a domestic tally of $194 million. Rounding out the top five is Disney’s Christopher Robin with $6.3 million.
The other new release of the week, Global Road’s kids film A.X.L. melted down to $2.9 million. Check out the entire top 10 for the penultimate weekend of August:
1. Crazy Rich Asians — $25M ($77M Total)
2. The Meg — $13M ($105M)
3. The Happytime Murders — $10M (Debut)
4. Mission: Impossible — Fallout — $8M ($194M)
5. Disney’s Christopher Robin — $6.3M ($77.6M)
6. Mile 22 — $6M ($25M)
7. Alpha — $5.6M ($20M)
8. BlacKkKlansman — $5.3M ($32M)
9. A.X.L. — $2.9M (Debut)
10. Slender Man — $2.8M ($25.4M)