BOX OFFICE REPORT
September 13-15, 2019
(estimates from BoxOfficeMojo.com)
|It: Chapter Two||$40.7 million|
|Angel Has Fallen||$4.4 million|
|Good Boys||$4.2 million|
|The Lion King||$3.5 million|
It: Chapter Two continued to scare up the most box office dollars. The highly anticipated sequel fell 55 percent, a bigger drop than first one experienced and with much less money in the bank, about $60 million less so far. But it's already the fifth-biggest R-rated horror flick and should pass last year's Halloween sequel, as well as Us and Get Out by next week.
Hustlers is the biggest win of the week for a whole lot of reasons. At $33.2 million, it's the biggest opening in the history of STX, which had to swoop in when Annapurna had issues. It's also the biggest opening of Jennifer Lopez's 20-plus year career (excluding animated films). And it's one of the biggest openings ever for a movie with an almost entirely non-white cast. With great reviews coming out of the Toronto International Film Festival, it should be one of the biggest hits of the fall.
Angel Has Fallen dropped to third, where it's earned nearly $60 million thus far. Good Boys inches closer to $75 million, as it's spent five weeks in the top five. The Lion King, though, is still dominating, spending its ninth week in the top five. Even though it will hang around for the next few weeks, getting into the all-time top 10 and topping $600 million seems impossible.
Outside the top 5:
- This Weekend's Indie Champ: Monos, Neon's Lord of the Flies riff. It averaged $8,657 on its five screens.
- In a year of underperformers, The Goldfinch is 2019's biggest dud. The literary adaptation had Oscar glory on its mind, but it only made $2.6 million on a $45 million budget. That's a full-blown disaster.
- The Peanut Butter Falcon has continues to be a sleeper hit. Falling only 9 percent, the crowd-pleaser has made $15 million to date.
Ad Astra takes on Rambo: Last Blood in a battle of smart vs. stupid blockbusters. And then there's Downton Abbey, which will be big with audiences not interested in either film. I think it will be a photo finish, with Ad Astra taking $27 million, Rambo taking $22 million and Downton Abbey taking $20 million.