The Labor Day weekend is a snoozefest at the box office this year, as fans eagerly await “IT: Chapter 2” next week. Once the “IT” sequel has its opening weekend in theaters, things start to pick up at the box office and we get more releases. “The Goldfinch” and “Hustlers” are set to debut on September 13th, and “Ad Astra,” “Downton Abbey,” “and “Rambo Last Blood” are releasing nationwide the following week.
Lionsgate’s “Angel has Fallen” won the traditional weekend with a $11.5M gross. Now in its second week in theaters, the movie has made $40.6M domestically. Ric Roman Waugh directed “Angel has Fallen,” which stars Gerard Butler, Frederick Schmidt, Danny Huston, Piper Perabo, and Morgan Freeman. The comedy “Good Boys” remained in second place this weekend, bringing in $9.1M, which raised the film’s three week domestic total to $56.1M. Gene Stupnitsky directed “Good Boys,” which stars Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, and Brady Noon. Disney’s “The Lion King” took third place, bringing in another $6.7M for the studio. The film hit theaters seven weeks ago and currently sits with a $520.9M domestic total. 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.
“Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” remained in fourth place for another week, bringing in $6.2M across the country. Now in its fifth week in theaters, the spinoff has a $157M 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. “Overcomer” dropped to fifth place with a $5.7M follow-up weekend, and the film has a $17.2M domestic gross. Alex Kendrick directed “Overcomer,” which stars Kendrick, Shari Rigby, and Priscilla C. Shirer.
As we mentioned earlier, next week is the release of “IT: Chapter 2,” the highly-anticipated sequel to the 2017 horror blockbuster. Warner Bros. Pictures’ “The Goldfinch” adaptation, which features an all-star cast, opens against the Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez comedy “Hustlers” the following week. One September 20th, Brad Pitt’s “Ad Astra” sci-fi thriller opens against the “Downton Abbey” movie, and Sylvester Stallone’s “Rambo Last Blood.”
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