‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Owns the Weekend Box Office

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1.“Crazy Rich Asians”Warner Bros$25,235,000
2.“The Meg”Warner Bros$21,150,000
3.“Mile 22”STX Entertainment$13,620,000
4.“Mission: Impossible-Fallout”Paramount$10,500,000
5.“Alpha”Studio 8$10,500,000
6.“Christopher Robin”Buena Vista$8,862,000
7.“BlacKkKlansman”Focus Features$7,000,000
8.“Slender Man”ScreenGems$4,965,000
9.“Hotel Transylvania 3”Sony$3,675,000
10.“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”Universal$3,385,000

Source: Box Office Mojo

Crazy Rich Asians” owned the box office this weekend with $25M from Friday to Sunday. The movie had a Wednesday night opening, though, so its five day total is about $34M. It has already earned back its $30M budget in domestic sales. The first film since 1993 to feature an Asian-American actress in a lead role, “Crazy Rich Asians” opened in just six markets overseas, earning an additional $730,000. It is important to note that none of those markets were in Asian, where it is set to expand to Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan next weekend. It will move into Japan at the end of September. There is not yet a release date in China.

Be sure to read Karen Peterson’s official review for “Crazy Rich Asians” here.

After opening in the top spot last week, “The Meg” moves down to second place in week two with $21M. It has earned around $84M in the US, but huge numbers overseas put this monster movie at $314M worldwide. With a budget of $130M, the chances of a sequel seem pretty high.

Opening in third place is Mark Wahlberg’s latest action/thriller, “Mile 22.” The film opened with $13.6M. Without an estimated budget, it’s unclear whether this is fine or a disaster, but it is the sixth Mark Wahlberg film to open on more than 3500 screens, and is by far the lowest opener on that list.

Check out Joey Magidson’s official review for “Mile 22” here.

In a surprising turn of events, Box Office Mojo has “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” and newcomer “Alpha” in virtual tie. They give the edge to “Fallout,” though, by declaring the Tom Cruise spy/thriller the fourth place finisher, and “Alpha” in fifth place. But both are currently estimated to be earning $10.5M on the weekend.

“Mission: Impossible – Fallout” has earned about $180M domestically, and officially crossed $500M worldwide. It is the fourth “Mission: Impossible” film to pass $500M.

“Alpha” was produced for about $51M and opened in the US and a few overseas markets. Those numbers haven’t been reported, so the worldwide number currently sits at $10.5M. It does expand to additional countries in the next few weeks.

The rest of the top ten consists of films that have been around for at least a couple of weeks. “Christopher Robin” moves down to sixth place. Disney’s live action Winnie the Pooh movie has earned only $89M worldwide with an unconfirmed budget.

Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” moves down to the seventh spot with $7M. It has earned $23M in the US on a budget of $15M. There is also about $2M additional from international ticket sales from its limited international release. The film will expand throughout Europe over the coming weeks.

The horror film “Slender Man” added another $5M, and now has about $20M in ticket sales. It is doing reasonably well for a low budget horror flick, especially considering there are still some US cities that refuse to screen it, due to the horrific nature of the true story behind the legend.

The animated sequel, “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” stays in ninth place with $3.6M. The third movie in the series about Dracula and his family has earned some $425M worldwide since its release in mid July.

And “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” finishes out this week’s top ten with another $3M. That puts the ABBA-inspired musical at $111M in the US, and $319M worldwide. Might this be enough to greenlight “Mamma Mia! Thank You for the Music?” I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Next week’s new releases include “A.X.L.” and “The Happytime Murders.” “Papillon” and “Searching” also open in limited release.

Did you go crazy for “Crazy Rich Asians” this weekend? Or did you see something else instead? Comment below and share!

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Written by Karen M. Peterson

Karen Peterson is a writer from Southern California. When she is not at the ballpark cheering on her LA Angels, she can usually be found in a movie theater or in front of the television. Karen is obsessed with awards shows, and loves everything from the smallest indie film to the biggest of big budget spectacles. She is also unapologetically in love with Tom Cruise.


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