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Angel Has Fallen Tops Domestic Box Office, Hobbs & Shaw Big in China

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Moviegoers are definitely not tired of the “Has Fallen” franchise yet, as Lionsgate and Millennium’s Angel Has Fallen topped the domestic box office with $21.3 million from 3,286 theaters, an average of $6,467 per location. The opening is similar to 2016’s London Has Fallen, which debuted with $21.6 million. Olympus Has Fallen kicked off the films with $30.4 million in 2013. “Olympus” went on to earn $98.9 million in North America and $170.3 million worldwide, while “London” made $62.5 million domestic and $205.8 million globally.

Audiences gave Angel Has Fallen an A- CinemaScore and the audience score on Rotten Tomatoes is at 95%. Directed by Ric Roman Waugh, the third installment stars Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Reddick, Tim Blake Nelson, Piper Perabo, Nick Nolte, and Danny Huston. The film cost $40 million to make.


Dropping down to second place was Universal Pictures’ R-rated comedy Good Boys, which added $11.8 million and has earned $42.1 million after two weeks. Internationally, the movie has brought in $6.9 million, for a worldwide total of $49 million. Directed by Gene Stupnitsky and made for $20 million, Good Boys stars Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon, Molly Gordon, Lil Rel Howery, and Will Forte.

Opening in third place was the faith-based drama Overcomer (AFFIRM Films, Sony Pictures), which earned $8.2 million from 1,723 theaters, an average of $4,759. The sixth film from Alex and Stephen Kendrick received an A+ CinemaScore from audiences and should have a healthy road ahead. Directed by Alex Kendrick and made for just $5 million, the movie stars Alex Kendrick, Priscilla Shirer, Shari Rigby, Cameron Arnett, and Aryn Wright-Thompson.

Disney’s The Lion King took the fourth spot with $8.2 million and has now grossed $510.6 million in North America after six weeks. The adaptation of the classic also added another $30 million internationally and is up to $997.9 million (it should cross the $1 billion mark tomorrow), for a worldwide sum of $1.509 billion. Directed by Jon Favreau, The Lion King stars Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Florence Kasumba, Eric André, Keegan-Michael Key, JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, and James Earl Jones.

Universal’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw rounded out the top five at the domestic box office with $8.1 million and has now earned $147.7 million. Internationally, Hobbs & Shaw added $120.4 million (an impressive $102 million coming from China, the biggest August opening there ever) and has collected $441.2 million. The film’s worldwide total is now at $588.9 million. Made for $200 million, the David Leitch-directed film stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Vanessa Kirby, Idris Elba, and Helen Mirren.

Sixth place belonged to Ready or Not, the new thriller from Disney’s Fox Searchlight Pictures starring Samara Weaving. The film earned $7.6 million from 2,855 theaters, an average of $2,644, and has brought in $10.6 million since opening last Wednesday. Ready or Not received a B+ CinemaScore from audiences. Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin directed the movie, which also stars Adam Brody, Mark O’Brien, Henry Czerny, and Andie MacDowell.

Sony Pictures Animation sequel The Angry Birds Movie 2 dropped three spots to seventh place with $6.4 million and a domestic total of $27 million. With an international total of $47.6 million, the global total is now at $74.6 million. Made for $65 million and directed by Thurop Van Orman, the film features the voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, Pete Davidson, Zach Woods, Dove Cameron, Lil Rel Howery, Nicki Minaj, Beck Bennett, Brooklynn Prince, Maya Rudolph, Tony Hale, JoJo Siwa, Gaten Matarazzo, Colleen Ballinger, and David Dobrik.

Also dropping three spots to eighth place was CBS Films, eOne and Lionsgate’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which earned $6 million this weekend and is up to $50.5 million after three weeks. Made for $25 million and directed by André Øvredal, the adaptation of the Alvin Schwartz book series stars Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Austin Zajur, and Natalie Ganzhorn.

Paramount Pictures’ Dora and the Lost City of Gold added $5.2 million in the ninth spot and has reached $43.1 million after three weeks. With an international total of $17.4 million, the big screen adaptation’s worldwide total is at $60.5 million. James Bobin directed the $49 million movie, which stars Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez, Michael Peña, Eva Longoria, Adriana Barraza, Temuera Morrison, Jeffrey Wahlberg, Nicholas Coombe, Madeleine Madden, and Danny Trejo.

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (Sony Pictures) earned $5 million its fifth weekend at domestic theaters and is at a total of $123.2 million. Internationally, the film took in $28 million from 55 markets this weekend and is up to $116.6 million, for a global total of $239.8 million. Made for $90 million, the film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and Al Pacino.

Mirko Parlevliethttp://VitalThrills.com
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded VitalThrills.com to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.

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