Doctor Sleep seemed like the shoo-in winner going into this past weekend but it drastically underperformed, leaving the door open for Midway to take the top spot at the box office.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil took the top spot at the box office over the weekend but it was far below the opening of the first movie and below expectations, while Joker is on track to become the highest-grossing R rated film of all time worldwide (without adjusting for inflation).
Dreamworks’ latest Abominable took the top spot at the box office but it was on the low end for Dreamworks openings while Downton Abbey and Hustlers remained strong and Rambo and Ad Astra dipped in their second weekends.
Downton Abbey managed to hold off both Brad Pitt and Sly Stallone to take the spot at the box office and deliver Focus Features their biggest opening of all time.
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.
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.
The Lion King dominated the box office, shattering all kinds of records, including biggest July opening of all time and the widest release ever while Avengers: Endgame finally toppled Avatar and is now the highest-grossing film of all time.
Spider-Man: Far From Home remained at the top of the box office for another weekend, putting it just shy of $850 million worldwide for two weeks out while Crawl defeated Stuber in the battle of the R rated new releases.
Spider-Man ably followed up the juggernaut that was Avengers: Endgame with a record-shattering six-day opening over the July 4th holiday weekend while Midsommar opened to around half as much as Ari Aster’s last film, Hereditary.