Weekend Box Office: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Tops the New Releases
Crazy Rich Asians looks to win Labor Day weekend
Two films joined the box office charts this week, both hoping to get a boost from the extended Labor Day Weekend. While both “Kin” and “Searching” feature a well-known cast, both films failed to reach number-one this week while previous hits remained at the top of the charts.
At the top of the domestic box office this week was “Crazy Rich Asians,” the film remained at number-one for the third weekend in a row after grossing $22M. The comedy has now made over $110M domestically and will most likely top the Labor Day weekend box office. “Crazy Rich Asians” was directed by Jon Chu, the film stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, and Awkwafina.
“The Meg” remained in second-place this weekend, bringing in another $10M while raising the film’s four-week total to $120M domestically. “The Meg” was directed by Jon Turteltaub, the film features Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Ruby Rose, and Jessica McNamee.
With several of the newer releases failing at the box office, “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” jumped to third-place with a $7M weekend. The thriller has now grossed over $204M domestically in just six-weeks. “Mission Impossible 6” was directed by Christopher McQuarrie, the film stars Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Angela Bassett, and Alec Baldwin.
“Operation Finale” took fourth-place this weekend, doing quite well with a $6M weekend across 1,818 locations. “Operation Finale” was directed by Chris Weitz and features Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Melanie Laurent, and Nick Kroll.
“Searching” and “Kin” expanded into more theaters this weekend but failed to make a dent at the box office. “Searching” made $5.7M to wrap-up the top five at the box-office, while “Kin” did significantly worse. “Searching” was directed by Aneesh Chaganty, the film features John Cho and Debra Messing. “Kin” made $3M across 2,141 locations and landed in twelfth-place overall. “Kin” was directed by Jonathan and Josh Baker and is based on the short film “Bag Man”. The film stars Myles Truitt, Jack Reynor, Dennis Quaid, Zoë Kravitz, and James Franco.
As we mentioned earlier, there are several new movies on the horizon next weekend. The Christian film “God Bless the Broken Road” is getting a limited-release next week, opening against the horror-thriller “The Nun” and Jennifer Garner’s action-thriller “Peppermint“. The following weekend will stuff the box office even more, adding the films “The Predator,” “A Simple Favor,” “Unbroken: Path to Redemption,” and “White Boy Rick” to the schedule.