YOUR BOX OFFICE NUMBERS (From Box Office Mojo):
- Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
- Ant-Man and the Wasp
- Incredibles 2
- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
The unexpectedly good Hotel Transylvania 3 opened to $44M at 4,200 spooOOOooky theaters in the United States. That was more than enough to wrest #1 away from Ant-Man and the Wasp, which fell 62% in its second week for a $28M take.
The other high opener was Skyscraper, starring Jock “The Rain” Dwohnson. Mr. The Rain was unable to repeat the modest success of Rampage twice in a season, and Skyscraper opened to just a fifth of its reported $125M budget. (Rampage is already out of theaters, it was that good.)
Moviegoers living near the fabled Select Theaters got a lot of new options this week, with Eighth Grade (#22, 4 theaters); Soorma (#25, 50 theaters), Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (#28, 4 theaters); Shock & Awe (#34, 100 theaters); and Gauguin, (#35, 6 theaters). Milford Graves Full Mantis and Dark Money opened on one screen apiece.
Sorry To Bother You added 789 theaters for a total of 805, a 485% climb that landed it in seventh place. Three Identical Strangers was up 73% with 119 additional screens (now at 170). And Leave No Trace expanded from 37 to 311 theaters to 14th, a 188% climb.
Near the bottom of the pack, please spare a thought for Black Panther, still running on 28 screens. Its domestic total – after 22 weekends! – stands at $699,900,993, which is excruciatingly close to $700M. Its most recent per-theater average was $500.
Also, Chappaquiddick is still running in three theaters for some reason.