It wasn’t much of a battle at the box office this weekend, as last week’s number one easily held off all comers.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout remained at the top of the box office for a second weekend in a row, bringing in an estimated $35 million. The film’s two week total is $124 million, and the holdover week to week was outstanding, down only 43%. Fallout is being hailed as one of the best films of the year, and audiences are responding in turn.
As for the rest of the top five, Disney’s Christopher Robin debut in second place with $25 million, which was definitely on the lower end of predictions. It will be interesting to see if audiences find the film over the coming weeks. The Spy Who Dumped Me had a lackluster debut in third place, bringing in just $12.3 million. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again was in fourth place with $9 million, while The Equalizer 2 was right behind it in fifth place with $8.8 million.
Also worth nothing is this weekend saw Black Panther pass $700 million in North America, making it the third biggest film of all time in the region, behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avatar.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) Disney’s Christopher Robin – $35 million
2) Mission: Impossible – Fallout – $32 million
3) The Spy Who Dumped Me – $17 million
4) The Darkest Minds – $9 million
5) Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again – $7 million
And here’s how the weekend is estimated to turn out:
1) Mission: Impossible – Fallout – $35 million
2) Disney’s Christopher Robin – $25 million
3) The Spy Who Dumped Me – $12.3 million
4) Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again – $9 million
5) The Equalizer 2 – $8.8 million
Next weekend sees the release of The Meg. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!