Weekend Actuals: Angel Has Fallen Rises to $21.3M at No. 1 Over Good Boys ($11.6M); Overcomer Overperforms w/ $8.1M; Ready Or Not Finds $8.0M

Monday Update: Lionsgate’s action sequel Angel Has Fallen did anything but fall, exceeding even the most optimistic pre-release projections with a $21.3M opening.

That’s -1.1% off from the $21.6M opening of previous installment London Has Fallen

Last weekend’s leader, Universal’s R-rated comedy Good Boystook second place. Declining -45.6%, it earned $11.6M.

Sony’s faith-based drama Overcomer slightly beat most expectations with a third place start of $8.1M.

Fox Searchlight’s horror film Ready or Not began in sixth place with $8.0M, a little above most projections.

Comparisons

Total box office this weekend was $94.8M.

That’s -9.9% below last weekend but +4.4% above this same weekend last year, when Crazy Rich Asians led for a second frame with $24.8M.

Year-to-date box office stands at $7.64B. That’s -6.4% behind this same date last year, even from -6.4% after last weekend.


Monday’s Weekend Actuals (Domestic)

FRI, AUG. 23 – SUN, AUG. 25

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND   LOCATIONS   AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Angel Has Fallen $21,380,987 3,286 $6,507 $21,380,987 1 Lionsgate
2 Good Boys $11,635,655 -46% 3,353 149 $3,470 $41,943,160 2 Universal Pictures
3 Overcomer $8,146,533 1,723 $4,728 $8,146,533 1 Sony Pictures
4 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw $8,068,380 -43% 3,312 -445 $2,436 $147,629,635 4 Universal Pictures
5 The Lion King $8,065,231 -35% 3,300 -260 $2,444 $510,550,966 6 Walt Disney Pictures
6 Ready or Not $8,015,590 2,855 $2,808 $11,043,738 1 Fox Searchlight
7 The Angry Birds Movie 2 $6,382,367 -38% 3,869 0 $1,650 $27,108,630 2 Sony Pictures
8 Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark $5,867,926 -41% 2,927 -208 $2,005 $50,357,128 3 CBS Films / Lionsgate
9 Dora and the Lost City of Gold $5,331,043 -38% 2,843 -892 $1,875 $43,230,996 3 Paramount Pictures
10 Once Upon a Time In Hollywood $5,005,400 -35% 2,209 -295 $2,266 $123,192,867 5 Sony Pictures
11 47 Meters Down: Uncaged $3,920,632 -53% 2,883 30 $1,360 $15,336,579 2 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
12 The Art of Racing in the Rain $2,106,419 -54% 2,040 -725 $1,033 $21,486,746 3 20th Century Fox
13 Blinded by the Light $1,982,086 -54% 2,307 0 $859 $8,103,492 2 Warner Bros
14 Spider-Man: Far from Home $1,682,473 -40% 1,008 -507 $1,669 $379,751,480 8 Sony / Columbia
15 Where’d You Go, Bernadette? $1,424,237 -59% 2,306 -98 $618 $6,609,797 2 United Artists Releasing

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND   LOCATIONS   AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 The Peanut Butter Falcon $2,959,045 928% 986 937 $3,001 $3,678,394 3 Roadside Attractions
2 Toy Story 4 $1,230,836 -43% 820 -425 $1,501 $426,734,092 10 Disney
3 The Farewell $882,623 -41% 816 -45 $1,082 $14,417,233 7 A24
4 Mission Mangal $655,056 -52% 263 0 $2,491 $2,713,267 2 FIP
5 Yesterday $399,550 -30% 438 -64 $912 $72,391,710 9 Universal Pictures
6 The Kitchen $342,506 -84% 620 -2125 $552 $11,644,797 3 Warner Bros.
7 Luce $252,480 53% 160 102 $1,578 $863,162 4 NEON
8 Aladdin $204,546 -35% 185 -40 $1,106 $353,863,659 14 Disney
9 The Secret Life of Pets 2 $201,400 -24% 185 -57 $1,089 $157,448,865 12 Universal
10 Maiden $140,525 -46% 153 -1 $918 $2,514,828 9 Sony Pictures Classics
11 Crawl $134,290 -29% 143 -31 $939 $38,827,963 7 Paramount Pictures
12 Brian Banks $131,579 -81% 220 -760 $598 $4,173,394 3 Bleecker Street
13 Rocketman $71,468 -30% 118 -42 $606 $96,227,407 13 Paramount Pictures
14 John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum $68,942 -56% 129 -19 $534 $170,795,001 15 Lionsgate
15 Annabelle Comes Home $61,507 12% 116 14 $530 $72,664,584 9 Warner Bros.
16 Men in Black: International $55,873 -28% 100 -16 $559 $79,642,808 11 Sony / Columbia
17 Avengers: Endgame $50,268 -50% 115 -33 $437 $858,238,683 18 Disney

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND   LOCATIONS   AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Brittany Runs A Marathon $180,711 5 $36,142 $180,711 1 Amazon Studios
2 After The Wedding $154,115 83% 81 55 $1,903 $348,647 3 Sony Pictures Classics
3 Midsommar $49,354 -46% 44 -31 $1,122 $26,029,313 8 A24
4 One Child Nation $46,789 -2% 34 16 $1,376 $151,695 3 Amazon Studios
5 Honeyland $46,621 -16% 36 4 $1,295 $290,447 5 Neon
6 Line Walker 2: Invisible Spy $46,055 -53% 15 -2 $3,070 $205,967 2 Well Go USA Entertainment
7 Stuber $45,170 161% 75 25 $602 $22,351,126 7 20th Century Fox
8 David Crosby: Remember My Name $41,833 -10% 47 6 $890 $456,392 6 Sony Pictures Classics
9 Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles $38,828 7 $5,547 $38,828 1 Roadside Attractions / Samuel Goldwyn Films
10 The Fighting Preacher $37,881 2% 27 8 $1,403 $557,057 5 Purdie Distribution
11 The Nightingale $37,731 -16% 51 12 $740 $248,354 4 IFC Films
12 Godzilla: King of the Monsters $34,266 -27% 64 -31 $535 $110,481,291 13 Warner Bros.
13 Give Me Liberty $33,261 3 $11,087 $33,261 1 Music Box Films
14 Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am $32,422 -44% 44 -25 $737 $807,138 10 Magnolia Pictures
15 Tigers Are Not Afraid $30,700 6 $5,117 $30,700 1 Variance Films
16 Aquarela $23,983 -3% 13 8 $1,845 $62,547 2 Sony Pictures Classics
17 Mike Wallace is Here $20,186 -35% 37 -1 $546 $229,827 5 Magnolia Pictures
18 Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love $19,968 -26% 43 -22 $464 $884,300 8 Roadside Attractions
19 Miles Davis: Birth of The Cool $18,258 1 $18,258 $18,258 1 Abramorama
20 Cold Case Hammarskjöld $16,007 -12% 15 5 $1,067 $45,492 2 Magnolia Pictures
21 Grateful Dead Meetup 2019 $13,648 2381% 2 0 $6,824 $534,611 4 Trafalgar Releasing
22 The Divine Fury $11,759 -73% 7 -16 $1,680 $83,507 2 Well Go USA Entertainment
23 Jay Myself $10,850 -6% 9 7 $1,206 $85,530 4 Oscilloscope Laboratories
24 The Biggest Little Farm $10,554 -38% 16 -11 $660 $4,361,977 16 Neon
25 Wild Rose $10,080 -26% 24 7 $420 $1,630,301 10 Neon
26 The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith $8,818 -24% 16 -5 $551 $1,668,347 9 ArtAffects Entertainment
27 The Bravest $7,015 -76% 2 -31 $3,508 $278,109 3 Sony Pictures
28 Late Night $4,669 -69% 13 -19 $359 $15,494,928 12 Amazon Studios
29 The Other Story $3,596 223% 4 3 $899 $122,718 9 Strand Releasing
30 Vita & Virginia $3,408 1 $3,408 $3,408 1 IFC Films
31 Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles $3,261 -43% 2 0 $1,631 $14,348 2 GKIDS
32 Sword of Trust $3,124 -58% 14 -1 $223 $321,124 7 IFC Films
33 Genese $2,585 1 $2,585 $2,585 1 Film Movement
34 Rush: Cinema Strangiato 2019 $2,580 1 $2,580 $957,106 1 Trafalgar Releasing
35 End of the Century $2,424 -76% 1 0 $2,424 $17,250 2  
36 Rojo $2,142 2108% 2 1 $1,071 $76,732 7 Distrib Films
37 Diamantino $1,630 945% 1 -1 $1,630 $69,485 14 Kino Lorber
38 The Mountain $1,618 11% 3 -1 $539 $51,129 5 Kino Lorber
39 Piranhas $1,435 505% 4 2 $359 $18,139 4 Music Box Films
40 The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil $1,410 1 $1,410 $216,494 12 Well Go USA Entertainment
41 Meeting Gorbachev $991 3 $330 $251,039 17 1091
42 Last Year at Marienbad (2019 re-issue) $767 1 $767 $60,084 15 Rialto Pictures
43 Ode to Joy $759 -89% 5 -11 $152 $16,953 3 IFC Films
44 Free Trip To Egypt $637 -17% 13 11 $49 $33,663 13 Matson Films
45 Suburban Birds $391 1 $391 $10,124 21 Cinema Guild
46 In the Aisles $349 157% 1 0 $349 $25,881 11 Music Box Films
47 That Part Feeling $340 156% 1 0 $340 $8,812 13 Film Movement
48 Olivia $177 -96% 1 -2 $177 $7,315 2 Distrib Films/Icarus
49 The Queen (2019 re-release) $134 -43% 2 1 $67 $42,452 9 Kino Lorber

Monday Update: Hollywood continued flooding theaters with new releases in the final weekend before Labor Day, pushing out the action threequel Angel Has Fallen, the R-rated horror film Ready Or Not and the faith-based drama Overcomer. Among those titles, Angel was the one to snag the No. 1 spot with an estimated $21.2 million debut from 3,286 screens, demonstrating the continued strength of the Gerard Butler franchise.

Angel Has Fallen was actually the second Lionsgate R-rated action threequel to capture the top spot at the box office this year following John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, which launched to $56.8 million back in May. Though obviously not in the same league, Angel Has Fallen managed to outperform most projections, which had it finishing in the mid-teen range heading into the weekend.

With this weekend’s gross, Angel Has Fallen came in roughly even with 2016’s London Has Fallen ($21.6 million), though the first film in the franchise—2013’s Olympus Has Fallen—remains the highest opener of the bunch, having scored $30.3 million in its debut. Reviews were poor–the film scored just 39% on Rotten Tomatoes–but that’s par for the course for a franchise that’s always been more of an audience than a critical favorite. Like its predecessors, Angel Has Fallen came in with a solid “A-“ Cinemascore, while its RT Audience Score currently stands at an excellent 95%.

Second place went to last week’s No. 1 Good Boys, which dipped 45% to an estimated $11.7 million in its sophomore frame. That’s a solid hold for the Universal comedy, which now has a healthy $49 million after 10 days of release.

Debuting in third place with a strong opening was the Christian sports drama Overcomer, which brought in an estimated $8.2 million from 1,723 screens. The Sony/AFFIRM release benefitted greatly from the name value of writer-directors The Kendrick Brothers, who previously minted faith-based hits with films like 2006’s Facing the Giants ($10.1 million in North America off a $100,000 budget), 2008’s Fireproof ($33.4 million), 2011’s Courageous ($34.5 million) and 2015’s War Room, which opened with $11.5 million and went on to gross $67.7 million domestically. Though reviews for the film were mostly negative (38% on Rotten Tomatoes), it clearly won out with its target audience, with opening-day viewers awarding it an “A+” Cinemascore and RT users giving it a near-perfect 99% Audience Score.

After crossing the $500 million domestic mark last week, The Lion King came in fourth with an estimated $8.15 million, bringing the Disney blockbuster to $510.6 million through the end of its sixth weekend. That puts it over the $504 million brought in by the live-action Beauty & the Beast in 2017, making it the top-grossing Disney live-action/CG reimagining to date.

In fifth, Hobbs & Shaw brought in an estimated $8.1 million, bringing the total for the Fast & Furious spinoff to $147.7 million through the end of its fourth weekend. That number puts the Universal release in fifth place all-time among films in the franchise, having surpassed the $144.5 million gross of the first installment not adjusting for inflation.

The weekend’s final new wide release Ready Or Not finished in sixth place with a decent $7.6 million debut Friday through Sunday on 2,855 screens, giving the horror-thriller a total of $10.6 million since opening Tuesday night. Some projections had the Fox Searchlight title released by Disney finishing in the low teens for the three-day period, so it came in slightly below expectations despite good reviews (87% on Rotten Tomatoes) and a good-for-the-genre “B+” Cinemascore. The opening is actually closely aligned with the similar horror film You’re Next, which opened to $7 million in 2013 on its way to a final domestic total of $18.4 million.

Following a disappointing $10.3 million debut last weekend, The Angry Birds Movie 2 eased 38% to an estimated $6.3 million in seventh place, giving the Sony animated sequel a disappointing $27 million after 10 days of release. The followup is currently pacing roughly 59% behind the first Angry Birds, which had grossed $66.4 million by the same point in its run back in 2016.

In eighth, Lionsgate and CBS Film’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark grossed an estimated $6 million, putting the tween-oriented horror flick at $50.4 million through the end of its third weekend.

Ninth place went to Paramount’s Dora and the Lost City of Gold, which took in an estimated $5.2 million in its third weekend. The family adventure film now has $43.1 million in North America.

Rounding out the Top 10 was Sony’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which brought in an estimated $5 million in its fifth weekend of release. That brings the total for the Quentin Tarantino title to a very good $123.1 million.

Finishing outside the Top 10 was Roadside’s The Peanut Butter Falcon, which expanded to 991 screens after two weekends of limited release with an estimated $3 million, giving it a per-screen average of roughly $3K. The comedy-drama starring Shia LaBeouf and Dakota Johnson has grossed $3.7 million to date.

Limited Release:

Amazon Studios’ Brittany Runs a Marathon grossed $175K from five screens, giving the well-reviewed comedy a good per-theater average of $35K. 

Overseas Update:

Hobbs & Shaw enjoyed an impressive opening in China this weekend with an estimated $101.7 million in the country, lifting its overall international weekend total to $120.4 million. Its Chinese opening ranks as the third-biggest in the Fast & Furious franchise to date after Fate of the Furious ($192.1 million) and Furious 7 ($182.4 million), the largest August opening ever in the country, the second-largest opening for a Hollywood movie there this year after Avengers: Endgame, and the third-largest opening in 2019 overall behind Endgame and the Chinese title Wandering Earth. The international cume for the Dwayne Johnson-Jason Statham actioner is now $441.2 million and the global total is $588.9 million.

The Lion King crossed the $1.5 billion mark at the global box office this weekend with another estimated $30 million overseas, bringing its international cume to $997.9 million and its worldwide tally to $1.5085 billion. This weekend’s overseas tally included a strong $15.9 million opening in Italy, making it the second-highest debut by a Disney film in the country after Avengers: Endgame. Country totals include $120.4 million in China, $84.8 million in the U.K. and $71.3 million in France.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood grossed an estimated $28M in 55 markets, bringing its international total to $116.6 million and its global tally to $239.8 million. Country totals for the Sony release include $15.7 million in Russia, $14.8 million in the U.K. and $12.3 million in France.


Sunday’s Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic)

FRI, AUG. 23 – SUN, AUG. 25

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND   LOCATIONS   AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Angel Has Fallen $21,250,000 3,286 $6,467 $21,250,000 1 Lionsgate
2 Good Boys $11,750,000 -45% 3,353 149 $3,504 $42,057,505 2 Universal Pictures
3 Overcomer $8,200,000 1,723 $4,759 $8,200,000 1 Sony Pictures
4 The Lion King $8,150,000 -34% 3,300 -260 $2,470 $510,635,735 6 Walt Disney Pictures
5 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw $8,140,000 -43% 3,312 -445 $2,458 $147,701,255 4 Universal Pictures
6 Ready or Not $7,550,000 2,855 $2,644 $10,578,148 1 Fox Searchlight
7 The Angry Birds Movie 2 $6,365,000 -39% 3,869 0 $1,645 $27,091,263 2 Sony Pictures
8 Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark $6,000,000 -40% 2,927 -208 $2,050 $50,489,202 3 CBS Films / Lionsgate
9 Dora and the Lost City of Gold $5,200,000 -39% 2,843 -892 $1,829 $43,099,953 3 Paramount Pictures
10 Once Upon a Time In Hollywood $5,000,000 -35% 2,209 -295 $2,263 $123,187,467 5 Sony Pictures
11 47 Meters Down: Uncaged $4,000,000 -53% 2,883 30 $1,387 $15,415,947 2 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
12 Blinded by the Light $2,100,000 -52% 2,307 0 $910 $8,221,406 2 Warner Bros
13 The Art of Racing in the Rain $2,071,000 -55% 2,040 -725 $1,015 $21,451,327 3 20th Century Fox
14 Spider-Man: Far from Home $1,665,000 -41% 1,008 -507 $1,652 $379,734,007 8 Sony / Columbia
15 Where’d You Go, Bernadette? $1,404,300 -59% 2,306 -98 $609 $6,589,860 2 United Artists Releasing

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND   LOCATIONS   AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 The Peanut Butter Falcon $3,008,940 946% 991 942 $3,036 $3,728,289 3 Roadside Attractions
2 Toy Story 4 $1,259,000 -41% 820 -425 $1,535 $426,762,256 10 Disney
3 The Farewell $944,482 -36% 816 -45 $1,157 $14,479,092 7 A24
4 Mission Mangal $653,000 -52% 263 0 $2,483 $2,711,211 2 FIP
5 Yesterday $410,000 -28% 438 -64 $936 $72,402,160 9 Universal Pictures
6 Luce $253,500 54% 160 102 $1,584 $864,182 4 NEON
7 Aladdin $209,000 -34% 185 -40 $1,130 $353,868,113 14 Disney
8 Maiden $159,869 -38% 153 -1 $1,045 $2,534,172 9 Sony Pictures Classics
9 Crawl $135,000 -28% 143 -31 $944 $38,828,673 7 Paramount Pictures
10 Brian Banks $131,652 -81% 220 -760 $598 $4,173,467 3 Bleecker Street
11 Rocketman $70,000 -31% 118 -42 $593 $96,225,939 13 Paramount Pictures
12 John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum $65,000 -59% 129 -19 $504 $170,791,059 15 Lionsgate
13 Avengers: Endgame $50,000 -50% 115 -33 $435 $858,238,415 18 Disney

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND   LOCATIONS   AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Brittany Runs A Marathon $175,969 5 $35,194 $175,969 1 Amazon Studios
2 After The Wedding $163,200 94% 81 55 $2,015 $357,732 3 Sony Pictures Classics
3 Midsommar $52,586 -42% 44 -31 $1,195 $26,032,545 8 A24
4 Stuber $47,000 171% 75 25 $627 $22,352,956 7 20th Century Fox
5 Honeyland $45,500 -18% 36 4 $1,264 $233,887 5 Neon
6 David Crosby: Remember My Name $45,321 -2% 47 6 $964 $459,880 6 Sony Pictures Classics
7 One Child Nation $45,174 -5% 34 16 $1,329 $150,080 3 Amazon Studios
8 The Nightingale $41,883 -6% 51 12 $821 $252,506 4 IFC Films
9 Give Me Liberty $33,391 3 $11,130 $33,391 1 Music Box Films
10 Tigers Are Not Afraid $30,700 6 $5,117 $30,700 1 Variance Films
11 Aquarela $25,404 3% 13 8 $1,954 $63,968 2 Sony Pictures Classics
12 Miles Davis: Birth of The Cool $17,580 1 $17,580 $17,580 1 Abramorama
13 Jay Myself $10,850 -6% 9 7 $1,206 $85,530 4 Oscilloscope Laboratories
14 The Biggest Little Farm $10,200 -40% 17 -10 $600 $4,361,623 16 Neon
15 Wild Rose $8,400 -39% 24 7 $350 $1,628,621 10 Neon
16 Vita & Virginia $4,047 1 $4,047 $4,047 1 IFC Films
17 Sword of Trust $3,784 -49% 14 -1 $270 $321,784 7 IFC Films
18 Meeting Gorbachev $1,009 3 $336 $251,057 17 1091
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