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411 Box Office Report: Angel Has Fallen Holds at #1 Over Labor Day Weekend

September 1, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Angel Has Fallen

It was a sleepy weekend at the box office, which allowed Angel Has Fallen to enjoy a strong hold to remain at #1. The Gerard Butler-starring action-thriller brought in $11.6 million over the three-day weekend and an estimated four-day (including Monday) of $14.5 million, down 46% for the Friday through Sunday frame. That’s better than the 50% drop for London Has Fallen and the 53% for Olympus Has Fallen, though neigit must be said that both of those films had to face off against new competition in their second frames while there were no new wide releases this weekend.

Labor Day is traditionally a dead period at the box office, and that’s no different this year. The hold for Angel Has Fallen was better than the second weekend of last year’s action film, The Meg, which had a 52% drop, so it’s a good sign for the movie going forward. Fallen is being helped along by the good word of mouth that is evidence by the A- CinemaScore and the 94% Rotten Tomatoes audience recommend numbers. It has $43.6 million domestically through Monday, with international markets yet to begin rolling in. Domestically it looks on pace to top London Has Fallen’s $62.5 million final gross, and on a budget that was $20 million less at $40 million. Foreign grosses should help push this into the profit margin without too much difficulty.

Good Boys had a great third weekend, down just 21% over the three-day weekend with $9.2 million and more an estimated $11.6 million through Monday. The R-rated teen comedy now stands at a very good $58.6 million domestically and $70.3 million worldwide against its $20 million budget plus markeing. Good Boys is looking very likely at this point to top $75 million domestically and much higher isn’t out of the picture yet. Universal has a very solid hit from this film.

The Lion King continues to be the choice for families and is reaping the benefits, down a mere 17% in three-day numbers with $6.7 million. The Disney live-action remake is estimated to bring in $9.2 million through Monday, giving it $523.5 million domestically and $1.564 billion worldwide. It is now the seventh-highest grossing film worldwide of all-time and is likely to stay there. It should end up finishing out its domestic run in the $540 million to $550 million range. The budget was $250 million.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw is rolling its way through to big hit status, off 22% over three days with $6.3 million and scoring $8.1 million through Monday. The Dwayne Johnson/Jason Statham movie is up to $158.9 million domestically, the fourth best Fast & Furious-related film yet, and $684.2 million worldwide. It should finish up its stateside run with $175 million or so, and is likely a new franchise-making hit against its $200 million budget.

Faith-based drama Overcomer had a solid hold, down just 30% through Sunday with $5.7 million and rustling up a weekend total of $7.9 million through Monday. The Sony and Affirm production has a very decent $19.4 million after just two weekends, following the leggier trends set by writers and director Alex and Stephen Kendrick. It seems likely to finish up at around $35 million or so, enough for a profit against its $5 million budget plus moderate marketing.

Ready Or Not needed a good hold this weekend after last week’s disappointing start, and it got that. The comedic horror thriller scared up $5.6 million on the three-day weekend, down a good 30%, and $6.7 million through Monday. That’s going to do wonders for this film’s potential profits and gives Fox Searchlight (now a Disney shingle) a sigh of relief. The film is now at $20.5 million, with international numbers yet to start coming in, and should be able to make it to $35 million or so. It will still need a bit of help from international grosses to make back its $6.5 million plus $25 million in marketing, but it’s looking more likely at this point.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark brought in $5 million for the three-day, down 15%, and $6.2 million for the four-day weekend. Those are great numbers and show why PG-13 horror films continue to be made; when they resonate well enough, they can have longer legs slightly more reminiscent of family films. The CBS Films production is up to $58.8 million domestically and $85.6 million worldwide against a $28 million budget. It’s enough for profit for the film, which should end its domestic run around $70 million.

The re-release of Spider-Man: Far From Home with some extra footage was good news for Sony, shooting the film back into the top ten. The MCU Spider-Man film (perhaps the LAST such Spidey film) scored $4.3 million through Sunday, up 153% thanks to a huge re-expansion, and $5.4 million through Monday. The movie now has $385.9 million domestically and $1.122 billion worldwide, likely to top Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’s $389.8 million domestic final and Captain Marvel’s $1.128 billion worldwide figure. It’s a huge hit on a $160 million budget.

Dora and the Lost City of Gold was down 22% over the three-day weekend with $4.1 million, and scored an estimated $5.7 million through Monday. The family adventure has now grossed $51.2 million domestically and $75.3 million worldwide. It’s starting to bring in more overseas numbers, but won’t be able to match its $49 million budget plus marketing. The domestic endgame is around $60 million domestically.

The Angry Birds Movie 2 sliiped to #10 over the three-day weekend with $4.1 million, down 36%. The animated film has a four-day estimate of $5.4 million that brings its totals to $35.2 million domestically and $93.7 million worldwide. As with the last film, the international numbers are the key for Sony’s profit margin and on a $65 million budget plus marketing, it still has a ways to go. The domestic total looks to be on course for $45 million or so domestically.

Pennywise gets unleashed on the box office next weekend as It: Chapter Two targets an opening above $100 million to oeasily dominate the competition.

BOX OFFICE TOP TEN (Three-Day Domestic Numbers)
1. Angel Has Fallen – $11.6 million ($43.6 million total)
2. Good Boys – $9.2 million ($58.6 million total)
3. The Lion King – $6.7 million ($523.5 million total)
4. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw – $6.3 million ($158.9 million total)
5. Overcomer – $5.7 million ($19.4 million total)
6. Ready or Not – $5.6 million ($20.5 million total)
7. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – $5 million ($58.8 million total)
8. Spider-Man: Far From Home – $4.3 million ($385.9 million total)
9. Dora and the Lost City of Gold – $4.1 million ($51.2 million total)
10. The Angry Birds Movie 2 – $4.1 million ($35.2 million total)