Moviegoers could choose between a horror-thriller, an action-thriller, or an inspirational drama at the box office this weekend. This week’s big releases were “Ready or Not,” “Angel Has Fallen,” and “Overcomer,” and the trio were hoping to spark a usually quiet summer weekend. The box office didn’t want to cooperate, and the films had mix results during their premieres.
“Angel has Fallen” won the weekend with a $21.2M debut across 3,286 locations. Ric Roman Waugh directed “Angel Has Fallen,” which stars Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Lance Reddick, and Nick Nolte. The new release pushed “Good Boys” to second place but the film still made another $11.7m in its follow-up weekend; after two weeks in theaters, the comedy currently sits with a $42M domestic total. Gene Stupnitsky directed “Good Boys,” which stars Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, and Brady Noon. “Overcomer” landed in third place with an $8.2M opening across 1,723 locations. Alex Kendrick directed “Overcomer,” which stars Kendrick, Shari Rigby, and Priscilla C. Shirer.
Disney’s “The Lion King” dropped to fourth place on the domestic charts with an $8.15M weekend, and the live-action adaptation has made over $510.6M domestically in just six weeks. Fifth place went to “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw,” which made another $8.1M this weekend. Now in its fourth week in theaters, the spinoff has a $147.7M domestic total. David Leitch directed “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw,” which stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Eddie Marsan, Vanessa Kirby, and Helen Mirren.
Not making the top five but worth mentioning is this week’s other new release, “Ready or Not,” which made $7.55M across 2,855 locations. The thriller opened in the middle of the week, giving it a $10.57M gross since its premiere. At the specialty box office, “Brittany Runs a Marathon” made $176K at 5 locations, and the film had the highest theater average of the week. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett directed “Ready or Not,” which stars Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O’Brien, and Andie MacDowell. Paul Downs Colaizzo wrote and directed “Brittany Runs a Marathon,” which stars Jillian Bell, Jennifer Dundas, and Patch Darragh.
The following weekend is much quieter, with only Jacob Aaron Estes’ “Don’t Let Go” opening in theaters nationwide. David Oyelowo, Storm Reid, and Alfred Molina star in the horror-thriller, which ends the summer box office. The September box office starts with a bang as “IT: Chapter 2” opens in theaters across the country. The horror-thriller has a tough follow-up weekend, as “The Goldfinch” and “Hustlers” open in theaters nationwide.
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