‘The Predator’ knocks off ‘The Nun’ at the weekend box office

The Predator

It wasn’t a very impressive opening but The Predator was able to beat The Nun at the weekend box office.

The latest installment of The Predator franchise had a weak opening of $24 million. This opening is slightly higher than the $24.8 opening of Predators back in 2010. It is also the worst opening ever for a film opening in over 4,000 locations. The reviews haven’t been positive for this film and I’m expecting a struggle for this film to reach around $50 million domestically.

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The Nun dropped one spot to second place after dropping 66 percent during its second weekend. The horror film brought in $18.2 million and stands right around $85 million domestically. It will soon become the fourth film in The Conjuring franchise to cross $100 million domestically. The film’s worldwide gross is approaching $230 million.

A Simple Favor opened in third place with $16 million. A decent opening for the R-rated film and the positive reviews might help this film have sustained success. I predict this film can reach $30 million domestically.

White Boy Rick opened in fourth place with $8.8 million and opened in over 2,500 locations. The film starring Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Jason Leigh had a modest opening and I’m curious to see if the film can remain in the top five for another week.

Crazy Rich Asians dropped two spots and rounds the top five with $8.7 million and is approaching $150 million domestically. The film has spent all five weeks of release inside the top five. The film’s worldwide gross is approaching $150 million.

The other new film of the week Unbroken: Path to Redemption opened in ninth place with #2.3 million. A very disappointing opening for this film and I expect this to be the only week this film will be inside the top ten.

Peppermint took a 55 percent drop during its second weekend and brought in $6.1 million. The action film stands just shy of $25 million.

The Meg ($3.8 million), Searching ($3.2 million), Mission: Impossible—Fallout ($2.3 million) round out the rest of the top ten. Fallout has officially become the highest grossing film of the Mission: Impossible franchise.

The Predator will have to face some competition if it wishes to remain box office champion as three new wide releases are coming out including The House with a Clock in its Walls starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett.

Weekend Gross by Distributor:

Warner Bros.: $30.7 million

20th Century Fox: $24 million

Lionsgate: $16.4 million

Sony Pictures: $13.8 million

STX Entertainment: $6.4 million

Disney: $3.2 million

Pure Flix Entertainment: $2.4 million

Paramount Pictures: $2.3 million

Focus Features: $1.3 million

MGM: $1.2 million

Next week’s openings: Fahrenheit 11/9, The House with a Clock in its Walls, Life Itself 


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