This week at the box office, Pennywise ruled the day. Earning over $90 million domestically in its opening, It: Chapter Two easily took the top spot with over $80 million separating it from second place. So far, the film’s received mixed reviews on the merits of being a horror film but overall fans are satisfied with the ending it gave the characters. You can check out Def Pen’s own review of It: Chapter Two here.
In second, Angel Has Fallen added another $5.9 million to its domestic total. With a stateside haul of $53.4, the trilogy capper has performed well against its reported $40 million budget. So far it’s performed on par with 2016’s London Has Fallen in the States and has yet to open in any foreign markets. Both previous films in the franchise grossed over $150 million worldwide so I’ve doubt we’ve heard the last of Angel yet.
Surprisingly, Good Boys landed in third this week, continuing an incredible box office performance. The Seth Rogen produced film earned another $5.4 million at the domestic box office, good enough to push its total over $65 million in the States. Against a reported budget of $20 million, Good Boys has turned a nice profit so far. And, I’d guess we’ll see it eclipse $80 million in the US before leaving theaters and likely becoming a mainstay on cable and streaming services.
Rounding out the top five this week are The Lion King and Hobbs & Shaw respectively. In fourth, The Lion King is nearing the end of a monster run and added another $5.3 million, bumping its domestic total up to $529 million. Surprisingly, that’s only a third of the film’s $1.5+ billion worldwide haul. And, in fifth, Hobbs & Shaw is also nearing the end of its run, adding another $3.8 million to the film’s stateside total. The Fast and Furious spin-off has done well here in the US with a $164 million total but has smashed foreign markets with a worldwide total haul of $721 million.
Here’s a full look at the top ten movies at the box office from this weekend:
1. It: Chapter Two – $91 million, $91 million
2. Angel Has Fallen – $5.9 million, $53.4 million
3. Good Boys – $5.4 million, $66.9 million
4. The Lion King – $5.3 million, $529 million
5. Hobbs & Shaw – $3.8 million, $164 million
6. Overcomer – $3.7 million, $24.6 million
7. Dora and the Lost City of Gold – $2.3 million, $54.3 million
8. Ready or Not – $2.3 million, $25.7 million
9. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – $2.2 million, $62.1 million
10. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – $2.1 million, $134 million
Domestic totals in bold.
Box office numbers courtesy of Box Office Mojo.
Check out last week’s box office totals here.