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The Predator Hunts Down $24 Million at the Domestic Box Office

20th Century Fox‘s The Predator took over the domestic box office this weekend with an estimated $24 million from 4,037 theaters, an average of $5,945 per theater. The last film in the franchise, 2010’s Predators, debuted with $24.8 million. Internationally, The Predator started with $30.7 million from 72 markets, for a global weekend of $54.7 million. Made for $88 million, The Predator received a troubling C+ CinemaScore from audiences. Directed by Shane Black, the film stars Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey, and Yvonne Strahovski.

Dropping a spot to second place was The Nun (Warner Bros. Pictures), which added $18.2 million and has now grossed $85 million in North America after two weeks. Internationally, the film earned $33 million this weekend and has already earned $143.6 million. It is now at $228.7 million worldwide. That means the Conjuring franchise has now brought in more than $1.4 billion worldwide. Made for just $22 million, the film was directed by Corin Hardy and stars Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Charlotte Hope, Ingrid Bisu, and Bonnie Aarons.

Opening in third place was the Lionsgate mystery thriller A Simple Favor, directed by Paul Feig and starring Blake Lively, Anna Kendrick, and Henry Golding. The film debuted to $16.1 million from 3,102 theaters, an average of $5,174 per location. A Simple Favor received a B+ CinemaScore from audiences.

Coming in at No. 4 was Sony Pictures drama White Boy Rick, which brought in $8.8 million from 2,504 theaters, an average of $3,514 per location. Receiving a B CinemaScore, the Yann Demange-directed film stars Matthew McConaughey and Richie Merritt. It cost $29 million to make.

Warner Bros.’ Crazy Rich Asians rounded out the top five with $8.7 million and has earned $149.5 million after five weeks. The $30 million-budgeted movie has grossed $37.9 million overseas and is at $187.5 million worldwide. The Jon M. Chu-directed film stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, and Awkwafina, with Ken Jeong and Michelle Yeoh; as well as Sonoya Mizuno, Chris Pang, Jimmy O. Yang, Ronny Chieng, Remy Hii, and Nico Santos.

STXfilms and Lakeshore Entertainment’s Peppermint, starring Jennifer Garner, dropped four spots to sixth place with $6 million. Made for $25 million, the Pierre Morel movie has earned $24.2 million after two weeks. Peppermint also stars John Ortiz, John Gallagher Jr., and Juan Pablo Raba.

Warner Bros.’ The Meg added $3.8 million in seventh place and has now earned $137 million domestically. Internationally, the film has grossed an impressive $368.2 million and has now made $505.3 million worldwide. The Meg, which cost $130 million to make, was directed by Jon Turteltaub and stars Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Winston Chao, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Page Kennedy, Jessica McNamee, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Robert Taylor, Sophia Cai, Masi Oka and Cliff Curtis.

Sony Pictures’ Searching took eighth place with $3.2 million, to bring its four-week total to $19.6 million. The film chased down $6 million this weekend from 17 international markets, for an overseas total of $26.2 million. The global sum is at $45.8 million. Searching stars John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, and Michele La.

Pure Flix Entertainment released Unbroken sequel Unbroken: Path to Redemption this weekend in 1,620 theaters and it ranked ninth with $2.4 million. Directed by Harold Cronk, the film received an A CinemaScore and stars Samuel Hunt, Merritt Patterson, David Sakurai, Gary Cole, and Will Graham.

Paramount Pictures’ Mission: Impossible – Fallout added $2.3 million this weekend in tenth place and has now earned $216.1 million domestically after eight weeks. The sixth installment in the franchise grossed $15.9 million this weekend from 57 markets, to take its overseas total to $544.8 million ($162.3 million in China) and worldwide total to $760.9 million. Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, the $178 million-budgeted film stars Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Angela Bassett, Vanessa Kirby, Wes Bentley, Frederick Schmidt with Michelle Monaghan and Alec Baldwin.

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