The Invisible Man took the top spot at the box office, becoming the highest-grossing horror movie of 2020 in just three days of release while Sonic held strong in second place and My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising became the latest successful theatrical anime release.
Sonic held off Harrison Ford and his CG canine companion over the weekend while Brahms: The Boy II opened to half as much as its predecessor.
The delay to redesign Sonic seems to have paid off as the Sonic the Hedgehog movie took the top spot at the box office over the weekend and claims the highest opening ever for a video game movie.
Birds of Prey took the top spot at the box office but it was definitely not an opening that WB/DC wanted as it underperformed with the lowest opening of any recent DC movie while a number of Oscar winners and nominees saw bumps in their box office performance over the weekend.
Bad Boys for Life remained strong in its second weekend of release and will easily become the highest grossing Bad Boys movie worldwide while the weekend’s new releases had fairly soft openings, with one garnering disasterous word of mouth.
Now one of the Oscar frontrunners, 1917 took the top spot at the box office in its first weekend of wide release while Like a Boss and especially Underwater did not fare too well in their opening weekends.
After topping the box office over its opening weekend, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil dropped to second place as Joker returned to the top spot in its fourth week of release and it also became the highest grossing R rated film of all time worldwide.
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.
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.