The Nun not only crushed every other entry in The Conjuring franchise as far as opening weekends, it also had the second highest September and R rated horror opening of all time, behind IT Chapter One.
Crazy Rich Asians remained on top of the box office for another weekend with one of the lowest drops ever between a first and second weekend while The Meg remains strong domestically and worldwide and the other new releases disappointed, if not outright bombed in the case of AXL.
Blowing past even the most optimistic expectations, The Meg took the top spot at the box office with over $45 million, which gave Jason Statham his best non-Fast & Furious opening of all time.
Mission Impossible: Fallout had the biggest opening of the MI franchise and the second biggest opening for star Tom Cruise while Teen Titans Go! underperformed in their big screen debut.
Infinity War continued to dominate over Mother’s Day weekend, becoming the fifth highest grossing film of all time worldwide and the eighth highest grossing film of all time here in the States.
Avengers: Infinity War became the fastest film to reach $1 billion worldwide and added another $112+ million over the weekend while the remake of Overboard fared the best of the weekend’s new releases.
After losing to The Rock and Rampage last weekend, A Quiet Place regained the top spot at the box office for its third week out while Super Troopers 2 opened way above expectations.
A Quiet Place had one of the best horror openings of the last few years, topping all the Conjuring films, the Insidious films, Split and more while Black Panther became the third highest grossing film domestically of all time.
Jumanji was finally pushed out of the top spot by the three new releases of the weekend, with Fifty Shades Freed taking the top spot but with the lowest opening for the trilogy.
Happy Death Day continued Blumhouse’s horror success by taking over the box office from Blade Runner 2049, which took a pretty significant tumble from last week’s opening and continues to struggle with anyone outside of hardcore sci-fi fans.