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Wkd B.O. 08•31-09•02•18 - Rich get richer as Crazy Rich Asians takes top spot once again, newcomers Finale & Searching do OK

xaosslug

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tomatometer:
93% Crazy Rich Asians
46% The Meg
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout
62% Operation Finale
91% Searching
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34% Kin
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00% Ya Veremos

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Box Office: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Heads for Huge Labor Day Weekend

The summer 2018 box office is officially ending on a high note.

An August surge is thanks partially to “Crazy Rich Asians,” the Warner Bros. romantic comedy that is still doing crazy good business in North America. Jon M. Chu’s film will top the domestic box office for the third week in a row with estimates showing it could make another $27 million to $30 million over Labor Day Weekend. It generated a three-day tally of $22 million in 3,865 locations, dropping just 10% in its third outing and bringing its domestic total to $110 million.

Following “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “Black Panther,” and “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Crazy Rich Asians” is the fourth film this year to top the domestic box office three weekends in a row.

Warner Bros. also nabbed second place as “The Meg” picked up another $10 million on 3,761 screens. That takes its North American cume to $120.5 million.

Newcomer “Operation Finale” launched at No. 4 with $6 million in 1,818 locations. MGM’s political thriller debuted on Wednesday and is expecting to earn between $8 million to $10 million over the six-day period. Chris Weitz, the filmmaker behind “American Pie, “About a Boy,” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” directed the movie, which cost $20 million. It stars Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, and Nick Kroll.

The weekend’s final wide release, “Kin,” opened with a dismal $3 million in 2,141 locations. Lionsgate’s sci-fi action film — starring Jack Reynor, Zoe Kravitz, Carrie Coon, Dennis Quaid, and James Franco — is on track to make $3.7 million over the four-day period.

Meanwhile, Sony’s “Searching” found $5.6 million when it expanded to 1,207 locations. The thriller featuring John Cho, Debra Messing, and Michelle La, has earned $6.5 million to date. Cho and fellow “Crazy Rich Asians” stars, including Henry Golding, helped rally support by buying out screenings of the film.

Tom Cruise’s “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” continues to stay in the top five. This weekend, it looks to clock in at No. 3 with $6.9 million in 2,639 locations and a four-day total of $9 million. The sixth installment in the Ethan Hunt spy series has generated $206 million in North America.

Disney’s “Christopher Robin” will be facing off against “Searching” for fifth place.

At the specialty box office, Lionsgate premiered “Ya Veremos” on 369 screens. The studio estimates it will make $1.8 million over the weekend with a four-day total of $2.2 million.

Though final estimates won’t come in until Tuesday, the summer box office looks to be up an impressive 14.2%, while the year-to-date box office should come in ahead by 9.9%, according to comScore.

More to come…


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Pagusas

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Good to see CRA doing well, an enjoyable film.

Is this Mission Impossible considered a box office failure?
 

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Pagusas

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Huge success, even more amazing that it's the 6th. It'll be the highest grossing MI in history both domestic and WW

It's already at 650WW and it'll be north of 750WW by the time it finishes it run, as it only just launched in China this weekend.

https://deadline.com/2018/09/missio...a-global-international-box-office-1202456091/

ah forgot about WW numbers. I just saw the budget and US take, and imagined the marketing dollars alone would have put it in a loss category. But 650ww is awesome.
 

kunonabi

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Ant-Man will pass Solo in a few days domestically. I need to see if Searching is playing near me. I'm not as hyped for it as I was since the mystery itself is supposed to be obvious and underwhelming but I still might catch it in theatres.
 

Xiaoki

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Saw that "Ya Veremos" has a 0% RT score so I looked at it.

0% Rotten Tomato score
100% audience score

Weird
 

Mahadev

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The Meg costs 130 million fucking dollars? Who the fuck approves these ridiculous budgets? Is Hollywood laundering money or are they that fucking incompetent with money management?
 

octiny

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The Meg costs 130 million fucking dollars? Who the fuck approves these ridiculous budgets? Is Hollywood laundering money or are they that fucking incompetent with money management?

And it'll make 500+ WW by the end of it's run.

Already at 462m WW. Anything above 400m for them is pure profit.
 

natjjohn

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The Meg costs 130 million fucking dollars? Who the fuck approves these ridiculous budgets? Is Hollywood laundering money or are they that fucking incompetent with money management?


Right?! Only thing crazier than it’s budget is that they’ve almost made it back in domestic already. Thought for sure the movie would be DOA.
 

octiny

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Does it play it straight or is it self aware

It plays itself straight, but doesn't take itself too seriously like say Jaws & no where near say Sharknado (lol) in being self-aware. Gravitates to the middle, just the right amount for this particular movie.
 
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It plays itself straight, but doesn't take itself too seriously like say Jaws & no where near say Sharknado (lol) in being self-aware. Gravitates to the middle, just the right amount for this particular movie.

Hmm. I’m intrigued. Will rent on demand.