|1.||“Crazy Rich Asians”||Warner Bros.||$25,010,000|
|2.||“The Meg”||Warner Bros.||$13,030,000|
|3.||“The Happytime Murders”||STX Entertainment||$10,020,000|
|4.||“Mission: Impossible – Fallout”||Paramount||$8,000,000|
|5.||“Christopher Robin”||Buena Vista||$6,340,000|
|6.||“Mile 22”||STX Entertainment||$6,030,000|
|10.||“Slender Man”||Screen Gems||$2,785,000|
“Crazy Rich Asians” continues to impress at the box office in week two. Box Office Mojo reports that the romantic comedy took in another $25M in the second weekend, representing a drop of only 5.7% from its debut. This is highly unusual for a #1 film. Earlier this year, “Black Panther” benefited from an “Infinity War” boost, gaining about 2% from one week to the next after several weeks in theaters. But it had not been the #1 movie when doing so. Last December, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” opened in second place, and showed gains after everyone had seen “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Eventually “Jumanji” moved up to number 1 and held that spot for multiple weeks.
But that doesn’t make the numbers any less impressive for “Crazy Rich Asians.” It is something that rarely happens, especially during the summer. The film has earned about $76M in the US in 10 days, and debuted in a few overseas markets, putting its worldwide total at about $83M. This week, it expands into Asia.
“The Meg” repeated in second place with $13M and blew past the $400M mark worldwide. The deadly-prehistoric-shark flick has earned $117M in China alone, which is higher than the $105M it has earned domestically.
Melissa McCarthy’s raunchy comedy, “The Happytime Murders,” debuted in a disappointing third place with $10M. Distributor STX Entertainment is having a hard time finding their footing this year, with a string of underwhelming films releases that includes “Gringo,” “I Feel Pretty,” and “Mile 22.” “Happytime” was made on a budget of $40M, so it has a ways to go to earn that back, but it hasn’t opened internationally yet, so anything can still happen.
“Mission: Impossible – Fallout” holds steady in fourth place with another $8M. It is closing in on $200M domestically and nearly $540M worldwide. It is now the fourth highest grossing in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise.
Disney’s “Christopher Robin” finished the weekend with $6.3M for fifth place. It has earned $78M in the US and about $114M worldwide on an undisclosed budget.
“Mile 22,” “Alpha,” and “BlacKkKlansman” each slid down to sixth, seventh, and eighth respectively. Spike Lee’s true story passed $40M worldwide and is the third highest grossing film for the legendary director. This is the fifth highest grosser for him domestically.
Newcomer “A.X.L.” debuted with just about $3M in ninth place. The sci fi movie comes from Global Road, which earlier this summer also released “Hotel Artemis.” They are a new distributor on the block, and are finding their way with limited releases.
And the horror film “Slender Man” holds onto the tenth spot with $2.7M. The ScreenGems movie has earned about $33M worldwide.
Also of note, the mystery film, “Searching,” had a stellar weekend after premiering on just nine screens. It earned a $40K per screen average and will expand nationwide on Friday.
This week’s new releases include the mid-week opening of “Operation Finale,” and holiday weekend debuts of “Kin” and “The Little Stranger,” in addition to the expansion of “Searching.”