While there’s always an opportunity for a franchise to make a fresh start, and Predator with Shane Black directing it seemed like it would be an ideal infusion of talent, it doesn’t always work. The early reviews weren’t great and getting saddled with controversy for a couple of weeks ahead of release didn’t help either. Opening in 4,000 screens, the film brought in a weak $24 million debut, which did worse than The Mummy previously, which held the title of worst live-action opening for a film in over 4,000 screens previously. That film opened with $31.6 million during the summer. Even Predators opened slightly better with $24.76 million in a bit over 2,600 screens back in 2010. This is a property that it doesn’t feel like anyone has cracked the code on, sadly. The film did do $30 million overseas so that helps some combined with it having just a $88 million budget.
Also opening this weekend was A Simple Favor, which debuted in third place at $16 million while White Boy Rick opened in fourth with a $8.8 million take.
The Nun had a good week as that combined with a $18 million weekend take brought it to $85 million total in ten days. It also did another $33 million overseas to bring its worldwide to $228 million.
Crazy Rich Asians is also still doing well for Warner Bros. as it’s essentially at $150 million domestic while The Meg is at $137 million. Crazy Rich Asians isn’t lighting things up overseas with a slow rollout and just $37 million in the few weeks since it began but The Meg has done $368 million overseas to bring it to $505 million worldwide so far.
On a Disney note, Ant-Man and the Wasp added a little more coin to cross the $400 mark overseas this weekend to bring it to $167 million. Disney as a whole has no surprised their 2017 worldwide theatrical cume of $6.458 billion according to Exhibitor Relations. While there’s no Star Wars or Marvel films left in the year, they have some big things with Wreck-it-Ralph 2 and Mary Poppins Returns coming up as well as the potential of Nutcracker.
September continues to be weak with new films as next week see Life Itself hitting 2,500 screens from Amazon Studios while Universal brings The House with a Clock in its Walls out in 3,300 screens. Briarcliff has a new documentary hitting 1,500 screens with Fahrenheit 11/9 debuting.
|#||Title||Intl Wknd||Worldwide Cume||Intl Cume|
|2||Mission: Impossible – Fallout||$38,600,000||$726,616,767||$514,500,000|
|3||Crazy Rich Asians||$5,600,000||$164,722,165||$28,500,000|
|8||Ant-Man And The Wasp||$7,000,000||$610,211,201||$395,400,000|
|9||Equalizer 2, The||$6,500,000||$173,586,758||$72,000,000|
|11||Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation||$5,800,000||$496,596,613||$332,400,000|
|12||Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again||$5,900,000||$376,354,340||$257,300,000|
|14||Disney’s Christopher Robin||$2,500,000||$142,925,090||$51,200,000|
|17||On Your Wedding Day||$2,870,000||$17,581,786||17,581,786|
|18||Pele: Birth Of A Legend||$2,560,000||$5,762,379||$5,712,400|
|20||Spy Who Dumped Me, The||$1,500,000||$63,419,790||$30,100,000|
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