With not much of anything of note coming out this weekend it’s no surprise that things are down. The Labor Day holiday weekend tends to be the last hurrah for summer for people but at the box office, it signifies the end of the blockbusters in general for awhile as more “awards consideration” films start rolling out and campaigns get underway. According to Box Office Mojo, this past summer was the 8th largest summer of all-time and it did about $4.22 billion in business. With the usual heavy frontloading again, a lot of July and most of August just felt barren.
This weekend saw Angel Has Fallen retaining the top spot with a $11.5 million take, bringing it to $40.6 million with its weekday pickups as well. Good Boys is close at $9.1 million but everything after that is $6 million and under. The one film we wanted to keep up with to see how it was performing was Hobbs & Shaw as the weekend prior had it opening in China where it did huge numbers. While it did $6.2 million in the US, the film did another $39 million overseas and is at $525 million total overseas, for a $684 million worldwide take.
September’s slate of films gets underway next week with It: Chapter Two going wider in 4,400 screens as the main new release. Additions films include Blink of an Eye, Chhichhore, Edie, Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice, Mr. Klein, Ms. Purple, and Rapid Response.