‘The Predator’ tops the box office with disappointing $24 million debut
20th Century Fox(LOS ANGELES) — The Predator topped the weekend box office, delivering an estimated $24 million in its opening weekend — marking the lowest debut for a live-action film opening in over 4,000 theaters. Even 2010’s Predators which opened in 2,669 theaters, did better, earning $24.76 million.
Overseas, the sci-fi film — starring Trevante Rhodes, Sterling K. Brown, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn and Boyd Holbrook — grabbed $30.7 million.
The Nun dropped to second place in its second week of release, with an estimated $18.2 million and is on the verge of becoming the fourth film in The Conjuring franchise to top $100 million domestically. Internationally, the sci-fi horror flick added $33.1 million, bringing its worldwide totals to $143.6 million.
The second of this weekend’s new releases, A Simple Favor, starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively, bowed in third place with an estimated $16 million haul. It was followed in fourth place by another newcomer, Matthew McConaughey’s White Boy Rick, delivering an estimated $8.7 million.
Rounding out the top five was Crazy Rich Asians, earning an estimated $8.7 million, bringing its domestic totals to just under $150 million.
The weekend’s final major release, Unbroken: Path to Redemption, posted a disappointing ninth place finish, earning an estimated $2.35 million.
Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated domestic box office earnings:
1. The Predator, $24 million
2. The Nun, $18.2 million
3. A Simple Favor, $16 million
4. White Boy Rick, $8.8 million
5. Crazy Rich Asians, $8.7 million
6. Peppermint, $6 million
7. The Meg, $3.8 million
8. Searching, $3.2 million
9. Unbroken: Path to Redemption, $2.35 million
10. Mission: Impossible — Fallout, $2.3 million
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