Saturday Update: Lionsgate reports this morning that Angel Has Fallen came in slightly ahead of expectations with an estimated $7.9 million opening day Friday, inclusive of Thursday’s $1.5 million sneaks. That Friday figure beats its predecessor’s $7.54 million first day, although that debuted in spring 2016. Beating tracking that had cited a low-to-mid teen millions weekend debut, we’re projecting an opening north of $20 million at this stage.
Good Boys eased 59 percent from its first day last week to $3.44 million yesterday, giving it a healthy sum of $33.75 million after eight days domestically. Look for a second place finish around $10.8 million or higher.
Overcomer marks Sony’s latest faith-based success with a $3.03 million first day take (including Thursday evening), coming in just north of When the Game Stands Tall‘s $2.95 million first day in August 2014. The studio projects an $8.2 million opening frame.
Ready or Not continued to come in ahead of expectations yesterday with another $2.415 million take, bringing its three-day domestic tally to $5.44 million. A three-day weekend in the realm of $7.4 million appears likely, which would give the pic a five-day start of $10.4 million.
Holdover-wise, The Lion King capped the top five with another $2.198 million and an updated $504.7 million domestic cume. Right behind it, Hobbs & Shaw added $2.15 million for an updated $141.7 million domestic tally.
Domestic weekend estimates are listed below the Hobbs & Shaw international report.
Hobbs & Shaw Overseas & China Update
Hobbs bowed to a strong $39.4 million in China on Friday, setting it on course for a first place debut with a studio projection of $106 million for the weekend.
In China, that would represent the biggest August opening ever, the second biggest Hollywood opening of 2019 (trailing just Avengers: Endgame and topping Spider-Man: Far from Home), the third best Friday-Sunday take of 2019 overall (behind Wandering Earth and Endgame), and the second best opening in the Fast & Furious franchise behind The Fate of the Furious (which still holds China’s all-time Friday-Sunday weekend record).
Other studio notes on Hobbs & Shaw:
– Universal’s fifth-highest-grossing global opening ever (only behind The Fate of the Furious, Jurassic World, Furious 7 and Fifty Shades of Grey)
– The biggest global opening of 2019 for a non-Disney, non-superhero film
– The biggest domestic opening of the summer for a non-Disney, non-superhero film
– The biggest opening outside of the main Fast & Furious franchise for stars Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham
International highlights by market:
– The biggest opening weekend for the franchise in Korea
– The biggest opening in the franchise for the Others Middle East market
– The biggest opening weekend for a Universal film in Ukraine
With this weekend’s grosses, the international Fast & Furious franchise total surpasses $4 billion, and brings the global gross to more than $5.6 billion.
Top five international markets after China (estimated through Saturday):
1. Japan – $24.9 million
2. UK $- 21.2 million
3. Korea – $20.7 million
4. Russia – $17.9 million
5. Mexico – $16.4 million
The final international territory to open is Greece on August 29.
Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic)
FRI, AUG. 23 – SUN, AUG. 25
|1||Angel Has Fallen||$20,500,000||—||3,286||—||$6,239||$20,500,000||1||Lionsgate|
|2||Good Boys||$10,800,000||-50%||3,353||149||$3,221||$41,107,505||2||Universal Pictures|
|3||The Lion King||$8,700,000||-29%||3,300||-260||$2,636||$511,185,735||6||Walt Disney Pictures|
|5||Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw||$7,800,000||-45%||3,312||-445||$2,355||$147,361,255||4||Universal Pictures|
|6||Ready or Not||$7,400,000||—||2,855||—||$2,592||$10,428,148||1||Fox Searchlight|
|7||The Angry Birds Movie 2||$6,600,000||-36%||3,869||0||$1,706||$27,326,263||2||Sony Pictures|
|8||Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark||$6,200,000||-38%||2,927||-208||$2,118||$50,689,202||3||CBS Films / Lionsgate|
|9||Dora and the Lost City of Gold||$5,500,000||-36%||2,843||-892||$1,935||$43,399,953||3||Paramount Pictures|
|10||Once Upon a Time In Hollywood||$5,200,000||-32%||2,209||-295||$2,354||$123,387,467||5||Sony Pictures|
|11||47 Meters Down: Uncaged||$3,900,000||-54%||2,883||30||$1,353||$15,315,947||2||Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures|
|12||The Art of Racing in the Rain||$2,100,000||-54%||2,040||-725||$1,029||$21,480,327||3||20th Century Fox|
|13||Blinded by the Light||$2,000,000||-54%||2,307||0||$867||$8,121,406||2||Warner Bros|
|14||Spider-Man: Far from Home||$1,700,000||-39%||1,008||-507||$1,687||$379,769,007||8||Sony / Columbia|
|1||The Peanut Butter Falcon||$3,200,000||1012%||991||942||$3,229||$3,919,349||3||Roadside Attractions|
|4||The Kitchen||$360,000||-84%||620||-2125||$581||$11,662,291||3||Warner Bros.|
|6||John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum||$65,000||-59%||129||-19||$504||$170,791,059||15||Lionsgate|
|1||Tel Aviv on Fire||$60,000||0%||35||4||$1,714||$60,000||4||Cohen Media Group|
|2||Stuber||$40,000||131%||75||25||$533||$22,345,956||7||20th Century Fox|
Friday Report: Lionsgate updates this morning with news that Angel Has Fallen kicked off its domestic run with $1.5 million from shows at an estimated 2,600 locations last night. By comparison, that registered 50 percent higher than Mile 22 last August ($1 million), 76.5 percent stronger than London Has Fallen ($850K), and 70.5 percent higher than The Expendables 3 ($880K).
Meanwhile, Overcomer debuted to a solid $775K from shows beginning at 4pm in 1,563 locations yesterday. The Sony/AFFIRM release is the latest end-of-summer drama appealing to faith-based audiences, and its early start came in 80 percent above When the Game Stands Tall‘s $430K Thursday launch in August 2014.
Ready or Not also continues its rollout this weekend after a $1.88 million opening day on Wednesday, which included $730K from Tuesday night previews.
More updates to follow.