The rich keep getting well, richer. The well-received Crazy Rich Asians, adapted from the 2013 novel by Kevin Kwan, topped the domestic box office for a third week in a row.
Continuing to signal audience’s thirst for more diverse fare, Crazy Rich Asians sold about $22.2 million in tickets from Friday to Sunday. This weekend’s sales represent a decrease in earnings of only around 10 percent from the previous weekend. The romantic comedy has now earned up to nearly $111m domestically, according to comScore. With its current earnings it would be a mistake for Warner Bros. to not consider a sequel.
Also for the third weekend in a row, The Meg (also Warner Bros.) came in second. The blockbuster shark adventure, starring Jason Statham brought in about $10.5 million in tickets, bringing its domestic total up to around $120.5 million.
Mission: Impossible — Fallout (Paramount) continues to be a force as the action film came in third, with an estimated gross of $7 million during its sixth weekend at the box office. This brings its domestic total to around $204.3 million. comScore’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Paramount’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout enjoyed a massive $77.3 million debut in China that propelled a $96.1 million global weekend and now puts the film at $647.0 million worldwide to date.”
The only newcomer in the top five was the World War II drama Operation Finale (Metro Goldwyn Mayer), which brought in about $6 million domestically during its first weekend. Directed by Chris Weitz, the film stars Ben Kingsley as the high-ranking Nazi Adolf Eichmann and Oscar Isaac as an Israeli agent hunting Nazis a decade and a half after the end of the war.
Rounding out the top five was “Searching” (Sony), a thriller starring John Cho and told through footage captured from computer screens and apps, which brought in about $5.7 million during its second weekend.
Notably, Fox International’s Indonesian film Wiro Sableng (aka Crazy Wiro) has become a sensation there pulling in $1.7 million this weekend.”
The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, are below:
Crazy Rich Asians – Warner Bros. – $22.2M
Meg, The – Warner Bros. – $10.5M
Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Paramount – $7.0M
Operation Finale – MGM – $6.0M
Searching – Sony – $5.7M
Disney’s Christopher Robin – Disney – $5.0M
Alpha – Sony – $4.5M
Happytime Murders, The – STX Entertainment – $4.4M
BlacKkKlansman – Focus Features – $4.1M
Mile 22 – STX Entertainment – $3.6M
Incredibles 2 – Disney – $3.2M
Kin – Lionsgate – $3.0M
The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, are below:
Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Paramount Pictures – $96.1M
Crazy Rich Asians – Warner Bros. – $32.6M
Meg, The – Warner Bros. – $28.2M
Ant-Man And The Wasp – Disney – $17.1M
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – Sony – $13.8M
Incredibles 2 – Disney – $12.8M
Searching – Sony – $11.6M
Equalizer 2, The – Sony – $11.5M
Alpha – Sony – $11.1M
Disney’s Christopher Robin – Disney – $9.7M
Mile 22 – STX Entertainment – $9.6M
BlacKkKlansman – Universal – $8.9M
Full details regarding the global domestic and international box office results are listed in the table below.