BOX OFFICE REPORT
August 3-5, 2018
(estimates from BoxOfficeMojo.com)
|Mission: Impossible – Fallout||$35.0 million|
|Christopher Robin||$25.0 million|
|The Spy Who Dumped Me||$12.3 million|
Here We Go Again
|The Equalizer 2||$8.8 million|
Tom Cruise was untouchable once again. Mission: Impossible – Fallout held the top spot again, besting a family movie, an R-rated comedy and a YA sci-fi adaptation. With an estimated $35 million, the sequel had the smallest drop-off of any No. 1 movie in its second weekend this summer. By next week, it will have topped Mission: Impossible III and should be on its way to finishing in the top half of the franchise.
Christopher Robin opened in second place with $25 million. That's the second-lowest opening of any of Disney's live-action remakes, just ahead of Pete's Dragon. Though it seems Disney may have expected it, debuting it in the back-to-school week instead of its typical, heavily promoted spring slot. But this is just the tip of the iceberg, as Disney plans on giving us three of these remakes within six months next year, which might lead to overkill.
The Spy Who Dumped Me debuted in third place with just $12.3 million. That's below the Bad Moms films Mila Kunis helped turn into sleeper hits, and below even the Ghostbusters reboot with Kate McKinnon. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again slipped to fourth, but it's separated itself from The Equalizer 2, which it opened behind earlier. That Denzel film earned almost as much this weekend, but has only taken in $79 million to date.
Outside the top 5:
- This Weekend's Indie Champ: The Miseducation of Cameron Post. The first of two indie films this year to focus on survivors of gay conversion therapy, the film starring Chloë Grace Moretz averaged $26,500 on its pair of screens.
- You can add The Darkest Minds to the scrap heap of failed YA adaptations. Based on a series of books that tried to combine X-Men and The Hunger Games, the film earned just $5.8 million, good for eighth place.
- Death of a Nation might mean the death of Dinesh D'Souza's film career. The recently pardoned felon's latest documentary tanked, earning just $2.3 million. Each of his films since the record-breaking 2016: Obama's America has earned significantly less than the one before it.
The Meg is here to make all your ridiculous shark dreams come true. The tongue-in-cheek action movie will almost certainly be No. 1 with around $25 million. None of the other films (Dog Days or Slender Man) will pose a threat, but look for a strong limited debut for Spike Lee's Black Klansman.