BOX OFFICE REPORT
July 27-29, 2018
(estimates from BoxOfficeMojo.com)
|Mission: Impossible – Fallout||$61.5 million|
Here We Go Again
|The Equalizer 2||$14.0 million|
|Hotel Transylvania 3:
|Teen Titans Go! To the Movies||$10.5 million|
With its death-defying stunts and franchise-best reviews, Mission: Impossible – Fallout impressed audiences, delivering a massive $61.5 million. That's the best opening for the series ever, besting Mission: Impossible II's $57.8 million. Fallout also marks Tom Cruise's second-best debut ever, just below the $64.8 million for War of the Worlds. Pretty outstanding for an actor who's been as big a star as he has for as long as he has. Barring an insane drop next week, there's seemingly no reason this can't become the biggest entry to date, especially with little in the way of competition for the next two months.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again held onto second place, but with a pretty huge drop. Its predecessor held exceptionally well all through the remainder of the summer, outperforming some of the bigger sequels of 2008. But this installment slid 57 percent, which means its terrific debut may have been front loaded. The same goes for The Equalizer 2, which has fallen well behind the musical. Neither film may reach $100 million, performing worse than their last entries.
Hotel Transylvania 3 dropped to fourth. With kids going back to school this week (in some districts) and two other big animated movies competing – plus Disney's Christopher Robin next week – it's likely to end up as the lowest-grossing of the franchise. Still, it outperformed Teen Titans Go! To the Movies. Despite being one of the highest-rated cartoons on TV, the film managed a weak $10.5 million, well below expectations. Still, it was dirt cheap for a major animated release, costing a mere $10 million.
Outside the top 5:
- This Weekend's Indie Champ: Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood, the salacious documentary about Hollywood pimp Scotty Bowers. Those interested in gossip about old stars flocked to its one screen in Los Angeles, giving it a whopping $30,941.
- Sicario: Day of the Soldado finally passed its predecessor. It's now earned more than $48 million.
- Well, Disney tried to give it a shot in the arm, but it looks like Black Panther will end its run just shy of $700 million. It's been stuck at $699 million since June 1, and even adding screens couldn't pull it over the line. No matter. It's still broken a bunch of records.
The dog days begin, as none of the August releases should make much noise. Mission: Impossible – Fallout will easily repeat, with around $30 million. Christopher Robin will fare the best of the new releases, but only with around $20 million.