Box Office: August 16-18

Taking some time off for a quick little three-day vacation meant missing the box office report but here we are! As we get further into the quiet period of August and September, the winning film at the box office is the R-rated Good Boys. The well-promoted film landed a$21 million box office win which is $1 million more than its actual budget. It’ll do well on the books by the end likely but will probably be closer to a break-even piece. The film nailed a “B+” CinemaScore and skewed older a bit but almost split by men and women. It does look like the kind of film that will track similar to Blockers from Universal last year and could hit $60 million by the time all is said and done as it’ll hang on easily.

After that, Hobbs and Shaw falls to second place with a $14 million take and a $133.7 million domestic total as it added a good bit during the week thanks to it still being summer. It also did $45 million overseas to bring its worldwide take to $437 million so far.

The Lion King added just under $12 million and is moving up the ranks well in several charts as it’s at $496 million domestic. With international sales added in, it’s at $1.435 billion so far worldwide.

One of the films that was looked at a lot just prior to its release due to it having something a problematic run on the production side, Where’d You Go Bernadette (see our review) landed in eleventh place with a $3.45 million take.

Next week sees Fox Searchlight launching Ready or Not in 2,300 screens, Lionsgate bringing out Angel has Fallen in over 3,000 screens, and Sony with Overcomer in 1,700 screens with AFFIRM Films. There are also several limited releases with Rush: Cinema Strangiato 2019Tigers are Not AfraidBecoming BurlesqueBrittany Runs a MarathonFiddler: A Miracle of MiraclesGive Me Liberty, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool, and Vita and Virginia.