On Friday I mentioned that it was the dog days of summer at the box office, but someone forgot to tell audiences that, as the week’s biggest new release had a solid debut. Here’s what went down:
With a combination of strong reviews and its place as the first horror film in theatres in a while, Annabelle: Creation had an outstanding debut at the box office, bringing in an estimated $35 million. Though it will likely drop off in its second weekend as most horror films do, Annabelle: Creation has already more than doubled its production budget of $15 million, so the studio is definitely celebrating. How long until a third film is announced?
As for the rest of the top five, Dunkirk was in second place with $11.4 million. The Nut Job 2 debut in third placed with a lacklustre $8.9 million. The Dark Tower had a massive 70% drop to land in fourth place with $7.8 million, while The Emoji Movie closed things out in fifth place with $6.6 million.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) Annabelle: Creation – $32 million
2) Dunkirk – $13 million
3) The Nut Job 2 – $11 million
4) Girls Trip – $9 million
5) The Dark Tower – $7 million
And here’s how the weekend turned out:
1) Annabelle: Creation – $35 million
2) Dunkirk – $11.4 million
3) The Nut Job 2 – $8.9 million
4) The Dark Tower – $7.8 million
5) The Emoji Movie – $6.6 million
Next weekend sees the release of The Hitman’s Bodyguard and Logan Lucky. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!