Crazy, Rich Asians not only won this past weekend’s box office, but did so in impressive fashion. It not only doubled up the #2 movie, but it also set a record for lowest drop for a movie ever! Crazy, Rich Asians not only brought in an impressive $25 million in its second week, but that is a drop of only 5.7% from week one to week two. Crazy is right! Now one thing that helped it do this is that it opened on an additional 142 screen. That is a sizable boost, yet even without those 142 screens, Crazy, Rich Asians still would have an impressive box office return. Needless to say, the sequel is already in the works.
Coming in a distant second place is The Meg which brought in another $13 million in its third week. It is the 17th movie of the year to cross $100 million domestically, and $408 million world wide. People seem to enjoy their fish.
Falling flat on its puppetized face is The Happytime Murders. It only managed $10 million even though it was on over 3,000 screens. Scores have not been kind to the Brian Henson directed film. It has managed only a C- on Cinemascore and a 22% critic and 52% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Holding strong at #4 in its fifth week is Mission Impossible: Fallout. It managed another $8 million. It is currently coming in eighth place among all films so far this year, and only trails #7 Antman and the Wasp by $17.5 million. However, there are still plenty of films left this year that will charge past it. If it stays top 10 that will be a good thing.
Finally at #5 is Christopher Robin. The silly ol’ bear started weak, but has kept quite the consistent pace even against like movies. Pooh and Co. brought in another $6.3 million in its fourth week. The bear has stamina.
This next weekend there is not a whole lot of box office power coming out next weekend. The biggest of the new films will most likely be the horror film, The Nun. Also coming out is a new movie from Jennifer Garner called Peppermint. Garner returns to her action roots with this R-rated action thriller about a mother’s revenge. Finally we have God Bless the Broken Road. A mother loses her husband in Afghanistan, and must now raise their daughter alone.