The summer movie season comes to an end...4% down from 2018.
Labor Day weekend marks the official end of the summer movie season. Typically, the weekend sees some of the smallest box office numbers of the year. Many American families are taking in one final vacation before the school year starts. The 2019 Labor Day weekend followed suit.
With a combined $69.5 million for the top twelve films, 2019 Labor Day weekend was the second worst of the entire year. Collectively, the summer was the eighth highest-grossing of all time. The year, however, is down 4% from the same point in 2018.
Lionsgate and Millennium's Angel Has Fallen (#1) finished its second week in first place. Bringing in $11.57 million, the film has earned over $42 million.
The best performing new release of the weekend was Don't Let Go (#15). The film brought in $2.4 million from 922 theaters. On the flipside, Forrest Films's Bennett's War (#26) had the widest release of newcomers, opening in 970 spots, but failed to make much of a mark. The film earned just $445,151. Its $459 per-theater-average means it is now one of the worst openings of all time for a film debuting in over 600 locations.
Leaving the Top Ten is family adventure film Dora and the Lost City of Gold (#11).
Next weekend, It: Chapter Two opens to over 4,400 theaters. Its predecessor opened to over $123 million in 2017.
TOP TEN: (bold signifies a new release)
1. ANGEL HAS FALLEN - $11.79 million
2. GOOD BOYS - $9.5 million
3. THE LION KING - $6.9 million
4. HOBBS & SHAW - $6.4 million
5. READY OR NOT - $5.9 million
6. OVERCOMER - $5.6 million
7. SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK - $4.9 million
8. SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME - $4.3 million
9. THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2 - $4.2 million
10. ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD - $4.1 million
All box office numbers provided by BoxOfficeMojo.com.