Angel Has Fallen Into First for the Weekend
Outperforming expectations, Angel Has Fallen took first place for the weekend box office bringing in an estimated $21.3 million. The previous installment, London Has Fallen, earned $21.6 million. It’s the smallest debut for the franchise but the first to open in first place.
Like its predecessors, the film earned an “A-” CinemaScore from the opening day audience and audiences have given it a 94% on RottenTomatoes as of this article. The opening weekend audience was 51% male and 58% were aged 30 or older.
In second place was Good Boys which earned an estimated $11.8 million, a 45% drop, not bad for a second-weekend drop. The domestic total now is at $42.1 million. The film is playing in 22 foreign markets where it brought in $3.5 million to bring that total to $6.9 million and a worldwide total of just shy of $49 million.
In third place was the new film Overcomer which earned $8.2 million off of a $5 million budget. The movie beat expectations and continues the success of faith-based films, the third-largest opening for the genre. Audiences gave it an “A+” CinemaScore and it has a 99% audience score on RottenTomatoes.
The Lion King took fourth place dropping 35% in its sixth week. The film earned an estimated $8.2 million. Its earned $510.6 million domestically so far. It also earned $30 million from 56 foreign markets to bring that total to $997.9 million for a worldwide total of $1.509 billion. That’s the ninth highest worldwide grossing ever and the film will likely move to seventh after this week.
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw rounded out the top five bringing in $8.1 million to bring its domestic total to $147.7 million. The film debuted in China where it earned an estimated $102 million, the largest opening in August ever there and the second-largest opening in the country for the franchise. The international total was over $120 million for the weekend to bring its foreign total to $441.2 million and $588.9 million worldwide.
Opening in sixth was Ready or Not which earned an estimated $7.6 million for a five day total of $10.6 million. The film received a “B+” CinemaScore and an audience that was 53% female, expected for a horror film, and 79% of the crowd was under the age of 35.
In comic film news…
Spider-Man: Far From Home came in at #15 for the weekend earning an estimated $1.7 million domestically to bring its total to $379.7 million.
Avengers: Endgame is still earning money coming in at #33 and adding $50,000 to its domestic total to bring that to $858.2 million.
We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s comic films.