Weekend Box Office 8/24-8/26: Crazier and Richer Than Ever!

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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.

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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.

See the source imageFalling 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.

NEXT WEEK

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.

 

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