The fantasy film starring Jack Black opened with $26.9 million over 3,500 locations. This is a decent opening for the film and it seems possible that this film could pass $70 million domestically. The film only opened in 14 international markets and brought in $3.1 million. The international gross should increase as the film will open in several more markets over the upcoming weeks.
A Simple Favor rises one spot and finishes in second place with $10.4 million. The film dropped 35 percent during its second weekend and just crossed $30 million domestically. The film’s international gross stands right around $10 million. It’s not very often you see a film rise a spot during its second weekend.
The Nun dropped one spot to third place with $10.3 million as the film reached $100 million domestically. The Nun becomes the fourth film of The Conjuring franchise to reach $100 million domestically and this week should become the second highest grossing film of that franchise.
The Predator finished in fourth place during its second weekend after taking a steep drop of 65 percent and brought in $8.7 million and reached $40 million domestically. I will predict that this is the last week that this film will remain inside the top five.
Crazy Rich Asians remains in fifth place and rounds out the top five for the second straight weekend. The film brought in $6.5 million and is about to cross $160 million domestically. The film currently ranks as the seventh largest romantic comedy of all-time.
The other two new wide releases of the weekend struggled to find audiences. Fahrenheit 11/9 opened in eighth place with $3.1 million. It is the 15th highest opening for a documentary film. Life Itself opened just outside the top ten in eleventh place. The drama opened with $2.1 million and I think there is a chance that the film could break into the top ten next weekend.
White Boy Rick dropped 44 percent during its second weekend and brought in $5 million. The film is approaching $20 million domestically.
I think that the last weekend of September will also give us a new box office champion as we have three new wide releases including the comedy Night School, starring Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish.
Weekend Gross by Distributor:
Universal: $27.5 million
Warner Bros.: $12.6 million
Lionsgate: $10.6 million
20th Century Fox: $8.7 million
Sony Pictures: $8.2 million
STX Entertainment: $3.8 million
Briarcliffe Entertainment: $3.1 million
Amazon Studios: $2.1 million
Disney: $1.9 million
Pure Flix Entertainment: $1.3 million
Paramount Pictures: $1.2 million
Next week’s openings: Hell Fest, Night School, Smallfoot