Box Office Report For August 30-September 1


Welcome back to the weekly box office report! As is always the case, each and every 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 horror outing Don’t Let Go was the only new release, though both Midsommar (an extended Director’s Cut) and Spider-Man: Far From Home (re-released with an added action scene) jumped up their theater count. How did all of the films in question do? Let us take a look right now at just that, though keep in mind that with Labor Day tomorrow, these are in most cases just the three day numbers, not the upcoming four day total. Anyway, onward…

Taking the top spot again this week was the action franchise offering Angel Has Fallen, taking advantage of an almost empty holiday slate. This time around, it took in about $11.5 million (which could grow to $14.5 for the four day total), making this series an oddly well liked trilogy. This is likely the end of the line for it, but still, Gerard Butler and company are probably very pleased.

Good Boys remained number two, making another $9.1 million, which may end up $11.5 million when Tuesday rolls around. Though not a blockbuster comedy, this is likely to end up almost quadrupling its production budget, which has to satisfy Universal. Who knows, maybe they’ll even get the notion of doing a sequel?

Jumping back up into the top ten, all the way to number eight, was Spider-Man: Far From Home. Sony added $4.2 million more to their pockets, with another million or so still to come on Monday. The extra scene seemed to be enough to attract new folks, along with perhaps those mourning the upcoming Spidey divorce between Disney/Marvel and Sony…

Don’t Let Go was the only wide new release this weekend and it bombed, debuting at just fourteen with a little over $2.4 million. Labor Day may get it up to $3 million in total, but this is certainly a poor showing for the first release from distributor OTL. The movie just did not seem to connect.

As for Midsommar, it’ll take in between 650K and 810K by the time Labor Day is done. It was a bold/cool move by A24 to give audiences a chance to see Ari Aster’s full vision for the art house style horror film. Only Aster’s big fans came out, but still, it’s always nice to see a distributor do something of this nature.

Among indie/limited release titles, only Official Secrets was of note, and that flick only made 80K from a quartet of screens…

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

1. Angel Has Fallen – $11,575,000

2. Good Boys – $9,190,000

3. The Lion King – $6,708,000

4. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw – $6,280,000

5. Overcomer – $5,700,000

6. Ready or Not – $5,616,000

7. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – $5,000,000

8. Spider-Man: Far From Home – $4,260,000

9. Dora and the Lost City of Gold – $4,140,000

10. The Angry Birds Movie 2 – $4,115,000

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

11. Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood – $4,035,000

12. The Peanut Butter Falcon – $2,921,448

13. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged – $2,500,000

14. Don’t Let Go – $2,440,000

15. Toy Story 4 – $2,304,000

16. The Art of Racing in the Rain – $1,285,000

17. Blinded by the Light – $1,210,000

18. Tod@s Caen – $1,080,000

19. The Farewell – $829,165

20. Midsommar – $650,170

21. After the Wedding – $445,452

22. Bennett’s War – $445,151

23. Brittany Runs a Marathon – $414,228

24. Aladdin – $411,000

25. Yesterday – $397,000

26. Mission Mangal – $370,000

27. Luce – $277,200

28. The Secret Life of Pets 2 – $275,000

29. Killerman – $150,214

30. Maiden – $134,277

Until next weekend folks, and be sure to have an enjoyable and safe Labor Day!

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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