‘Crazy Rich Asians’ opens September as box office champion

Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians starts September the same exact way it ended August. The film is box office champion for the third straight weekend and crossed $100 million domestically.

The film brought in $22 million during its third weekend and only dropped 11 percent. The film continues to have continued success domestically and will be crossing $115 million this week. I’m impressed with how well this film is doing at the box office. It is also approaching $20 million at the international box office and that should continue to rise as its expansion continues.

The Meg remained in second place with $10.5 million which will see its domestic gross cross $120 million. The shark thriller brought in another $17.7 from the international market and the worldwide gross of the film stands around $463 million. I do think this will be the last week this film will finish in second place.

Mission: Impossible—Fallout rose one spot to third place entering its sixth week of release. The film brought in $7 million and finally crossed $200 million domestically. It will pass Ghost Protocol this week to become the second highest grossing film of the Mission: Impossible franchise.

Operation Finale opened in fourth place with $6 million. The drama film had a modest opening and I expect this film to maybe spend one more week inside the top ten. I could see a domestic box office performance between $20-$30 million.

Searching rounds out the top five this weekend after bringing in $5.7 million. The film expanded into over a thousand locations and has received very positive reviews which should help the audience grow and the box office performance to continue to improve.

Kin had a dreadful opening weekend and wasn’t even able to open inside the top ten. The sci-fi thriller opened in 12th place with $3 million and opened in over 2100 locations. This is not a good sign at all and it looks likely that this film might not ever crack the top ten.

Christoper Robin ($5.3 million), Alpha ($4.5 million), The Happytime Murders ($4.4 million), BlacKkKlansman ($4.2 million) and Mile 22 ($3.8 million) round out the rest of the top ten.

Incredibles 2 brought in $3.4 million heading into its 12th week of release. The film has crossed $600 million domestically and has become only the ninth film ever to accomplish this.

I think Crazy Rich Asians time as box office champion will end next week as we have two new wide release coming to theaters including The Nun, the latest chapter of The Conjuring franchise.

Weekend Gross by Distributor:

Warner Bros.: $33 million

Sony Pictures: $16.1 million

Disney: $10.2 million

STX Entertainment: $8.1 million

Paramount Pictures: $7 million

MGM: $6 million

Focus Features: $4.7 million

Universal: $3.1 million

Lionsgate: $2.3 million

Global Road: $1.4 million

Next week’s openings: The Nun, Peppermint


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