The traffic jam continues at the box office this week, with “Angry Birds 2,” “47 Meters Down: Uncaged,” “Blinded by the Light,” “Good Boys,” and “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” opening in theaters across the country. This week’s five new releases have to battle previous hits like “Hobbs & Shaw,” while movies like “Ready or Not” and “Angel has Fallen” are right around the corner.
Universal Pictures’ “Good Boys” topped the domestic box office charts this weekend with a $21M debut across 3,204 locations. Gene Stupnitsky directed “Good Boys,” which stars Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, and Brady Noon.
The new release pushed “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw,” another film from Universal Pictures, down to second place on the weekend chart. The spinoff made another $14M over the weekend to raise its three week domestic total to $133.7M. David Leitch directed “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw,” which stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Eddie Marsan, Vanessa Kirby, and Helen Mirren.
Disney’s “The Lion King” earned $11.9M this weekend and remained in third place overall. Now in its fifth week in theaters, “The Lion King” sits with a domestic total of $496M. Jon Favreau directed “The Lion King,” and the movie features the voice talents of Donald Glover, James Earl Jones, Beyonce Knowles, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, John Oliver, Seth Rogen, Keegan-Michael Key, Eric André, and Billy Eichner.
Sony Pictures’ “The Angry Birds Movie 2” opened in fourth place overall with $10.5M weekend across 3,869 locations. Thurop Van Orman and John Rice directed “Angry Birds 2,” the movie features the voice talents of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Tiffany Haddish, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, Pete Davidson, Dove Cameron, and Maya Rudolph.
“Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” made $10M this weekend to close out the top five on the domestic charts. Now in its second week in theaters, the YA thriller has a $40.2M domestic total. André Øvredal directed “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” and the film features Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Austin Zajur, and Natalie Ganzhorn.
Not making the top five but worth mentioning are this week’s other new releases. “47 Meters Down: Uncaged” opened in sixth place overall with a $9M weekend, and “Blinded By the Light” only made $4.45M across 2,307 locations. “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” made $3.45M at 2,404 locations. Johannes Roberts directed “47 Meters Down: Uncaged,” and the movie stars Sophie Nélisse, Corinne Foxx, Brianne Tju, Sistine Rose Stallone, and Brec Bassinger. Gurinder Chadha directed “Blinded by the Light,” the movie stars Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra, and Tara Divina. Richard Linklater directed “Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” which stars Cate Blanchett, Judy Greer, Kristen Wiig, Billy Crudup, Steve Zahn, and Megan Mullally.
As we mentioned earlier, next week’s releases include the horror-thriller “Ready or Not” and the actioner “Anger Has Fallen.” Alex Kendrick’s “Overcomer” drama is also releasing in theaters nationwide that weekend, and “Brittany Runs a Marathon” releases at the specialty box office.
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