|2.||“Christopher Robin”||Buena Vista||$25,003,000|
|3.||“The Spy Who Dumped Me”||Lionsgate||$12,350,000|
|4.||“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”||Universal||$9,090,000|
|5.||“The Equalizer 2”||Sony||$8,830,000|
|6.||“Hotel Transylvania 3”||Sony||$8,200,000|
|7.||“Ant-Man and The Wasp||Buena Vista||$6,188,000|
|8.||“The Darkest Minds”||Fox||$5,800,000|
|9.||“Incredibles 2”||Buena Vista||$5,009,000|
|10.||“Teen Titans Go! To the Movies”||Warner Bros||$4,860,000|
For the second week, Tom Cruise led the box office as “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” earned an estimated $35M in the US. Box Office Mojo reports that the sixth film in the spy/action franchise has earned an estimated $124M in the US in its first ten days, and more than $200M overseas. All told, “Fallout” has earned nearly $330M worldwide. While it has outperformed its predecessors, many have wondered if the box office numbers would be even higher were it not for the problems MoviePass has faced in recent weeks. The first film the company blocked for audiences was, in fact, “Fallout.”
Disney’s newest live-action entry, “Christopher Robin,” debuted in second place with $25M. The studio has not released official budget projections, but the opening is lower than some anticipated. The Winnie the Pooh tale opened in a few international markets, earning an additional $4M for a weekend total of $29.8M worldwide.
Also opening this weekend is the Mila Kunis/Kate McKinnon buddy spy comedy, “The Spy Who Dumped Me” in third place. The film earned $12.3M in its first trip to the box office. There are no international numbers available yet, but a third place debut is respectable for an R-rated action/comedy written, directed and starring women.
“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” and “The Equalizer 2” continue to hold their order as the former moves to fourth place and the latter into the fifth spot. The “Mamma Mia” sequel has earned $230M worldwide while Denzel Washington’s first sequel has struggled to find a solid audience. It currently sits at $87M worldwide.
“Hotel Transylvania 3” moves into sixth place and “Ant-Man and The Wasp” slides down to seventh. Sony’s animated family movie has earned more than $330M worldwide and the MCU’s 20th entry is just below $430M worldwide. The tiniest Avenger is just $11M behind “Thor: The Dark World.”
One more debut that made it into the top ten was the young adult themed “The Darkest Minds” from Fox. The film earned less than Fox hoped, but right around the estimates for an eighth place opening. Worldwide, “The Darkest Minds” earned $9.8M in its first weekend.
And two more animated films, “Incredibles 2” and “Teen Titans Go! To the Movies” round out the top ten in ninth and tenth place. “Incredibles 2” crossed the billion dollar line last weekend and sits at $1.04B worldwide. The Warner Bros/DC animated flick has doubled its $10M budget with $20M in the US and an additional $2.4M internationally. Both are considered wins for their studios.
And a final, exciting success story is in the tale of “Black Panther,” which continues to prowl theaters around the country. This week, the King of Wakanda became only the third film ever to cross $700M in domestic ticket sales. It follows “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Avatar” to stake its claim. “Avengers: Infinity War” would need to earn another $22M in the US to match it.
This week’s new releases include a mid-week release of “Dog Days” on Wednesday, with “Slender Man,” “The Meg,” and “BlacKkKlansman” joining the throng on Friday.