Battle at the Box Office 9/3

Crazy Rich Asians stayed on top for the third weekend in a row as Summer 2018 came to an end over the Labor Day weekend.

Crazy Rich Asians made another $28.3 million, including the estimates for today’s holiday.  The movie has taken in just over $117 million in its three weeks out and is currently 21st on Box Office Mojo’s list of Romantic Comedy movies.  It’s made just over $19 million internationally, including the biggest romantic comedy opening ever in Australia with $5.4 million.

The Meg remained in second place and eked out the tenth place spot on the overall Summer 2018 domestic list from Mamma Mia 2 with $123.4 million total so far, which includes $13.4 million for the holiday weekend.  The Meg has made a total of $465 million worldwide, including $150 million from China.

Speaking of China, M:I Fallout finally opened there and took in $77.3 million and is ahead of Rogue Nation’s debut in China in 2015.  Worldwide, M:I Fallout has made over $647 and is only $12 million short from passing Rogue Nation and becoming the biggest entry worldwide for the M:I franchise.  Domestically, it took third with another $9 million.

Operation Finale took in $7.8 million for the holiday weekend and $9.5 million total since it opened on Wednesday last week.  Adjusted for inflation, that’s only about $1 million above the extremely similar Munich, which opened in half as many theaters.

Searching rounded out the top 5 as it expanded wide and took in $7.6 million for the holiday weekend and jumped up from 22nd place.  It’s made $8.1 million so far for its two weeks out.

The Happytime Murders took a nosedive, falling from third to eighth in its second weekend with only $5.5 million, putting it at $18 million for its first two weeks.

Having one of the worst openings of all time, the only other new release of the weekend, Kin, opened at 12th place with $3.6 million.  Adjusted for inflation, that makes it the 22nd worst opening in between 2,000 and 2,500 theaters, around fellow 2018 bombs Hotel Artemis, Dog Days and Action Point.

The best Per Theater average went to The Wife, which added another 60 theaters and made $8.848 in each of its 78 theaters for $690,181 total.

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