News // 'ANGEL HAS FALLEN' SURPRISES WITH A NUMBER ONE

Overcomer starts on its way to become a faith-based hit.



The third in a line of political action-thrillers, Angel Has Fallen (#1) surprised with a number one debut that topped expectations. With $21.25 million, the film wasn't quite able to collect the opening of its franchise predecessor, London Has Fallen, which opened to $21.6 million in 2016.


Last weekend's number one, Good Boys (#2), fell to second place with $11.75 million. The film's total now sits at $42 million.


Sony and AFFIRM released faith-based Overcomer (#3) from the Kendrick Brothers, who wrote/directed previous hit Christian films like Facing the Giants. The film, like Angel Has Fallen, overperformed with $8.2 million. The film earned an A+ CinemaScore, which suggests it could continue to climb.


Ready or Not (#6), the weekend's highest-rated film from critics, earned $7.55 million over the weekend and $11 million from its five day performance. The film opened on Wednesday.


In limited release, Brittany Runs a Marathon (#24) opened in five locations with $175,696. The Amazon Studios release will continue to release wide over the next few weeks.


Leaving the Top Ten this week are 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (#11) and Blinded by the Light (#13), both of which just opened wide last week, along with The Art of Racing in the Rain (#14).


Next week, Don't Let Go opens. Labor Day weekend is typically one of the quietest weekends of the year, as people soak up the last weekend of the summer.


TOP TEN: (bold signifies a new release)


1. ANGEL HAS FALLEN - $21.25 million

2. GOOD BOYS - $11.75 million

3. OVERCOMER - $8.2 million

4. THE LION KING - $8.15 million

5. HOBBS & SHAW - $8.14 million

6. READY OR NOT - $7.55 million

7. THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2 - $6.36 million

8. SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK - $6 million

9. DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD - $5.2 million

10. ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD - $5 million


All box office numbers provided by BoxOfficeMojo.com.

© 2018 by Scottie Knollin.

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