Besides The Lion King, it’s a pretty light week for new DVDs and Blu-Rays but there’s the new season of Veronica Mars, Wonder Woman: Bloodlines and a few other titles as well.
IT: Chapter Two managed to hold off a stronger than predicted Hustlers to remain on top of the box office for a second weekend while The Goldfinch crashed and burned with one of the worst openings of all time.
Although it couldn’t match the first movie’s opening, IT: Chapter Two was still massive with the seventh biggest opening of 2019 and the second largest horror opening of all time.
In the second-worst performing box office weekend of the year, Angel Has Fallen remained on top for the second week in a row while the weekend’s only new release, Don’t Let Go, opened well outside the top 10.
The Mortal Kombat reboot adds a bunch of new cast members, The Irishman and Castle Rock Season 2 get release dates, the 16-bit Aladdin and Lion King games are coming back in a new collection, Tommy Doyle is returning for Halloween Kills and more in this week’s News Shotgun.
Gerard Butler’s *Blank* Has Fallen franchise got it’s first #1 opening with the third entry, Angel Has Fallen, while Hobbs & Shaw exploded into China with the biggest August opening ever there.
Good Boys was the surprise winner at the box office, toppling Hobbs & Shaw and becoming only the third original film of 2019 to top the box office.
Hobbs & Shaw held off all of the new releases that opened over the weekend to stay on the top of the box office while Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark did the best of those aforementioned new releases.
Hobbs & Shaw dominated the first weekend of August, but it was only a middle of the road opening for the Fast & Furious franchise and below all the Fast movies since Fast Five.
The Lion King remained on top of the box office for its second weekend out but had the biggest drop from the opening weekend for the recent Disney remakes while Tarantino had his biggest opening ever with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.