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The Predator Tops the Box Office with an Unimpressive $24 Million

The Predator topped the weekend box office with an estimated $24 million. That’s the worst opening for a live-action film opening in over 4,000 locations. That opening is even worse than 2010’s Predators which earned $24.76 million from 2,669 locations.

Things don’t look too good for the film which received a “C+” CinemaScore and is being savaged by critics. The audience was 62% male and 66% are 25 years of age or older. The domestic earnings should be around $50 million by the time it’s done.

Internationally, the film opened in 72 markets where it earned $30.7 million for a worldwide total of $54.7 million. With a budget of $88 million, the film will likely struggle to make a profit in the theater.

In second place was The Nun which set a franchise record of biggest drop in the second weekend. The film dropped 66% and earned an estimated $18.2 million for a domestic total that’s over $85 million. Internationally, the film added $33.1 million to bring that total to $143.6 million and a worldwide total of $228.7 million.

A Simple Favor debuted in third place with an estimated $16 million. The film earned a “B+” CinemaScore and with a $20 million budget, the film should do well overall. Internationally, the film earned an estimated $3.5 million from 28 markets.

In fourth place was White Boy Rick, another debut. The film earned $8.8 million from a $29 million budget. The film earned a “B” CinemaScore.

Rounding out the top five was Crazy Rich Asians which brought in an estimated $8.7 million after five weeks. Its domestic total is $149.6 million. The movie also added $7.3 million overseas to bring that total to $37.9 million for a global total of $187 million. The film still has to debut in Mexico and Japan.

When it comes to comic films…

Ant-Man and the Wasp came in at #19 and earned an estimated $393,000. That brings its domestic total to $215.4 million.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s comic adaptations.