News // 'CRAZY RICH ASIANS' DEBUTS IN FIRST PLACE

The film featuring an all-Asian cast earned over $30 million since Wednesday.



Warner Bros. has had two top box office weekends, with The Meg (#2) debuting in first place last weekend, followed by Crazy Rich Asians (#1) this weekend. As for repeat success, The Meg continued to perform better than expectations, taking in another $21.15 million for a domestic total over $85 million.


The film adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians opened on Wednesday to strong reviews. The praise and A CinemaScore meant it continued to earn well throughout thw weekend, ending the five day run with over $30 million.


The other two wide releases were Mile 22 (#3), the action flick starring Mark Wahlberg, and Alpha (#4), Sony's adventure flick. The former fell below expectations with $13.6 million. And, the latter fell even lower with only $10.5 million.


Fairing even worse than those wide releases was the limited release of Kevin Spacey's The Billionaire Boys Club, which earned just $126 on Friday.


In other successes, Mission: Impossible - Fallout (#4) stuck around the Top Five with $10.5 million. Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman (#7) dropped only 35.5%, taking in another $7 million.


And, in limited release for the weekend, the strongest outing was The Wife (#28), a film earning raves for Glenn Close's performances.


Leaving the Top Ten this weekend are comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me (#12), action flick The Equalizer 2 (#11), and Marvel superhero caper Ant-Man and the Wasp (#13).


Next weekend, Melissa McCarthy returns to theaters in The Happytime Murders, which will definitely be the biggest entry to the list. Sony has thriller Searching opening. And, Global Road will release A.X.L.


TOP TEN:

(bold signifies a new release)


1. CRAZY RICH ASIANS - $25.235 million

2. THE MEG - $21.15 million

3. MILE 22 - $13.6 million

4. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT - $10.5 million

4. ALPHA - $10.5 million

6. CHRISTOPHER ROBIN - $8.8 million

7. BLACKKKLANSMAN - $7 million

8. SLENDER MAN - $4.965 million

9. HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION - $3.675 million

10. MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN - $3.385 million



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