Weekend Box Office (August 30 - September 2, 2019)

by Gitesh Pandya

THIS WEEKEND As is sometimes the case over the long Labor Day holiday weekend, the entire top ten was full of holdovers as studios avoided opening anything worthwhile on the final frame of summer. That allowed the Gerard Butler threequel Angel Has Fallen to remain on top for a second time as the Lionsgate pic grossed an estimated $14.8M over the four-day Friday-to-Monday span. The total is $43.9M after 11 days which is up 10% from what its predecessor London Has Fallen did back in March 2016. Franchise fatigue has not hit this one.

Also staying put was Good Boys which again ranked second for the weekend and collected an estimated $11.6M for Universal. Cume to date is $58.6M. Disney's megahit The Lion King followed with an estimated $9.3M in its seventh weekend propelling its domestic haul to $523.5M for number 13 all-time. With $1.04 billion from overseas markets, the Simba smash upped its global box office to a sensational $1.57 billion. Both of those figures rank as number seven all-time.

Moviegoers were also catching up on Hobbs and Shaw which took in an estimated $8.1M over the long weekend pushing the Universal total up to $158.9M from North America. In only its second weekend of play, China surpassed the North American total with a stellar $166M to date. That raised the international cume to $525.3M and the worldwide tally to $684.2M on its way to over $750M.

Sony's faith-based film Overcomer followed with an estimated $7.8M for $19.3M overall. The horror title Ready or Not dropped to an estimated $7M giving Fox Searchlight $21.5M to date.

Another scary movie followed with Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark grossing an estimated $6.3M with a solid $58.9M cume for CBS and Lionsgate. Paramount captured an estimated $5.7M for Dora and the Lost City of Gold for $51.2M overall.

Sony rounded out the top ten with a pair of summer sequels. The Angry Birds Movie 2 slipped to an estimated $5.6M giving the studio a modest $35.4M so far. Spider-Man: Far From Home jumped back into the top ten thanks to a new extended cut that brought back Marvel fans - and a screen count that tripled from last week. The webslinger did an estimated $5.5M lifting the cume to $386M (number 39 all-time).

The top ten films grossed an estimated $81.6M over four days which was down 15% from last year's holiday weekend when Crazy Rich Asians remained at number one with $28.6M; but up 32% from 2017 when The Hitman's Bodyguard stayed on top with $13.3M.

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Last Updated: September 2, 2019 at 12:25PM ET

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