Warner Bros. Pictures had the top two films at the weekend box office for the second weekend in a row with the same to films repeating in the top two spots. Breakout comedy hit Crazy Rich Asians took the top spot again with another estimated $25 million domestically. The film has netted just over $75 million in two weeks. Sci-fi thriller The Meg took the second spot again in its third weekend. The shark movie has taken in a total of $408 million worldwide so far.
Debuting in the number three spot is STX Entertainment’s The Happytime Murders. This live action / puppet hybrid film took in an estimated $10 million over the weekend. The film, which plays out like an adult buddy cop movie with humans and puppets in the same vein as muppet movies, had a budget of $40 million.
Paramount’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout continues its run in the top five with another $8 million over the weekend and fourth place. The film is nearing the $200 million domestic milestone and has taken in $538 million worldwide to date.
Rounding out the top five was Disney’s Christopher Robin which moves up one spot from sixth last week. The film took in another $6.3 million for Disney.
1 | Crazy Rich Asians (Warner Bros.) $25.0 mil
2 | The Meg (Warner Bros.) $13.0 mil
3 | The Happytime Murders (STX) $10.0 mil
4 | Mission: Impossible – Fallout (Paramount) $8.0 mil
5 | Disney’s Christopher Robin (Disney) $6.3 mil
Coming up next weekend for the Labour Day long weekend. MGM is opening the thriller Operation Finale on Wednesday and Lionsgate is bringing the Sci-Fi action film Kin to theatres on Friday.