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Box Office Report For August 23-25

Welcome back one and all to the weekly box office report! As is always the case, each and every single Sunday you can expect a look at what made the most money in theaters, as well as just how all of the new releases fared. This week, the action sequel Angel Has Fallen hopes to blast its way to the top of the list. Joining the fray as well we have the faith based offering Overcomer, as well as Ready or Not, plus a wide expansion for The Peanut Butter Falcon. How did all of the films in question do? Let us take a look right now at just that…

Taking the top spot this week was the action franchise offering Angel Has Fallen, exceeding expectations and nearly matching the opening for the prior installment, London Has Fallen. That one began with $21.6 million, though this series capper came up just shy with $21.2 million. Who would have thought that Olympus Has Fallen would have generated a trilogy?

Good Boys dropped down to number two, taking in another $11.7 million. Universal isn’t going to break the bank with this comedy, but with a low budget, it’s certainly a small scale success story for the studio, more than doubling the cost of production so far.

Debuting at number three was Overcomer, a faith based film. $8.2 million is more than was predicted for the flick, showcasing how this particular audience does indeed come out when these products are released…

Sixth place this weekend went to Ready or Not, which Fox Searchlight was hoping could become a breakout late summer hit. A soft opening of a little more than $7.5 million doesn’t suggest that, sadly, despite strong reviews and some buzz over the last few months. Searchlight clearly was crossing their fingers for a bit more here.

Expanding wider and jumping up to number twelve here, we have The Peanut Butter Falcon. A $3 million haul isn’t anything to go crazy over, but it’s not bad for a little movie like this. Hopefully, the weeks to come are kind to the film, as it’s one of the year’s very best. If you haven’t seen it yet, what are you waiting for?

Among indie/limited release titles, Brittany Runs a Marathon opened up on five screens and took in a healthy little haul, grabbing over 175K. Look for it to accrue more in the weeks to come as Amazon Studios expands this potential crowd pleaser…

Here now is what the top ten looked like at the box office for this weekend:

1. Angel Has Fallen – $21,250,000

2. Good Boys – $11,750,000

3. Overcomer – $8,200,000

4. The Lion King – $8,150,000

5. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw – $8,140,000

6. Ready or Not – $7,550,000

7. The Angry Birds Movie 2 – $6,365,000

8. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – $6,000,000

9. Dora and the Lost City of Gold – $5,200,000

10. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – $5,000,000

Beyond the top ten, here’s some further results at the box office:

11. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged – $4,000,000

12. The Peanut Butter Falcon – $3,008,940

13. Blinded by the Light – $2,100,000

14. The Art of Racing in the Rain – $2,071,000

15. Spider-Man: Far From Home – $1,665,000

16. Where’d You Go, Bernadette – $1,404,300

17. Toy Story 4 – $1,259,000

18. The Farewell – $944,482

19. Mission Mangal – $653,000

20. Yesterday – $410,000

21. Luce – $253,500

22. Aladdin – $209,000

23. The Secret Life of Pets 2 – $188,000

24. Brittany Runs a Marathon – $175,969

25. After the Wedding – $163,200

26. Maiden – $159,869

27. Crawl – $135,000

28. Brian Banks – $131,652

29. Rocketman – $70,000

30. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – $65,000

Until next weekend folks!

About Joey Magidson

A graduate of Stony Brook University (where he studied Cinema and Cultural Studies), resides in Brooklyn, New York. He contributes to several other film-related websites and is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

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