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The RedState Box Office Report — Strictly Clowning Around

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An anticipated sequel floats well above the competition.

A sign of an impending blockbuster is the other studios getting out of the way and avoiding a major release. No other big titles were released in the past couple of weeks with the arrival this weekend of a major horror sequel and the players were wise in the decision. Apart from the top movie no other title earned money even in the double-digits.

So here is our off-ramp into the fall season with the first arrival of a major title. In a couple of weeks more notables will arrive, but in the meantime get the greasepaint out.

1.  IT: CHAPTER TWO – $92.0 Million
The numbers here are really only slightly off from the performance of the first film, so no complaints at all are being heard from New Line/Warner Brothers. There were hints at this one landing near the $100 million mark, but just shy is just fine. This performance still stands as second-best in a number of categories that were topped by the shocking performance of the first film. The real surprise in all of this is that the studios did not expand this version into a “Chapter 3”. Part of the reason this total is lower is the number of possible screenings was truncated by the two hour-fifty minute showing. A trimmed run time would have made for more screenings and allowed for an additional release. Also considering the budget here was double that of the original ($79 million versus $35 million) the costs would have been evened out and profits greater. But then, I’m not studio boss.

2. ANGEL HAS FALLEN – $6.0m
The fun action thriller from Gerard Butler has crossed over $50 million. This second sequel is on track to perform better than “London Has Fallen”.

3. GOOD BOYS – $5.39m
This surprise comedy hit continues to linger near the top. There is not as much money to be had these days but the lads are still gathering some cash.

4.  THE LION KING – $4.2m
The undisputed king of the summer is still around. At this stage it is the 13th highest earner ever, in North America, and globally the film has hauled in 1.6 billion to stand as 7th-highest all time.

5.  OVERCOMER – $3.75m
The small faith-based film for Sony/Affirm is continuing to defy the soft projections. To date it has earned $25 million on just a $5 million production budget.

6.  HOBBS & SHAW – $3.72m
Now has taken in over $700 million globally, and in the U.S. it is fifth in the Fast & the Furious franchise.

7.  THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON – $2.27m
This Shia LaBeouf arthouse release about a young man with Downs Syndrome who travels on an adventure has been out five weeks and expanding gradually. It enters the top-10 in a softened field for the first time as it now plays on over 1,300 screens.

8.  SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK – $2.26m
The Lionsgate release has been a decent hit as it has earned more than the “Dora The Explorer” film, which opened the same week with double the budget.

9.  READY OR NOT – $2.23m
A class warfare satire packaged in a horror film this has been managing to grind out a respectable return of 4225 million on its meager 46 million budget. Critics and audiences have favored this, just not to the levels you would like to see for that much affection.

10.  DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD – $2.17m
Another indicator of how poorly this has performed is that it opened on 1,500 more screens than “Scary Stories”, and now is playing on 300 fewer screens.

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The RedState Box Office Report – Gerard Butler Works the Labor Day Weekend

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Gerard Butler stars as ‘Mike Banning’ in ANGEL HAS FALLEN. Photo Credit: Simon Varsano.

Gerry manages to rise up with “Fallen” yet again.

As I have stated prior, this stretch of the calendar is looked at by Hollywood as a lull in the schedule and this weekend proves that true. Despite the labor day weekend providing an extra day there are no major new releases, as traditionally families travel or look to many other activities.

The weekend total of the top-10 films combined makes for the third-lowest of the year. This makes for the third weekend in the month of August to register in the ten-weakest weekends of the year. These low fortunes will change by next week when the second chapter of the massively successful “It” arrives in theaters. Here are the films that did a bad job on Labor Day.

ANGEL HAS FALLEN – $11.57 Million
This third installment of the Gerard Butler franchise continues to exceed expectations. After doing better than projections last weekend the weekday totals were actually better than the second film, “London Has Fallen”. It seems assured to end up earning more than the final total for “London” of $62 million. The second-week drop of -46% is a strong performance against a decent opening and strong audience scores mean there should be more life ahead for this title. We can take some of the credit, as our month-long #ButlerFest on Twitter certainly helped launch this film to new heights!

GOOD BOYS – $9.19m
This Seth Rogan-produced bawdy youth comedy has been more than resilient, becoming a legitimate hit. It has earned almost $60 million to date, a bit more than expected and it is lingering near the top of the chart. This unique comedy about pre-teen boys has found the perfect niche in a soft schedule.

THE LION KING – $6.7m
Still printing money for Disney, this one is becoming a historical performer. $500 million earned stateside, and another $1 billion in international markets has moved this title to #7 all-time in global box office earnings.

HOBBS & SHAW – $6.28m
It crossed the $150 million level this week, and with more than $500 million in foreign business it is moving towards a $700 million global haul. That should be enough to generate further titles with Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham teaming up for future outlandish adventures.

OVERCOMER – $5.7m
The faith-based offering was discounted at the release but it has steadily drawn audiences during the weekdays and quietly has reached $20 million already. Sony has seen some consistent success in partnering with Affirm Films, tapping into a steady religious audience with low-budget titles that turn a profit.

READY OR NOT – $5.61m
Following a disappointing opening, the arthouse effort has managed to steady itself and is finding some interest. Steady interest and a small drop of -30% has seen a bit of a recovery and has drawn $20 million to this point.

SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK – $5.0m
This was likely influenced because of “It”. What would seem like a natural Halloween frame release was instead brought out a month ago, and Lionsgate has been proven wise. It has drawn over $60 million to date which looks better than most predictions had been for this small horror offering for the younger set.

8. SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME – $4.26m
This success has likely been the reason behind the recent feud between Marvel and Sony, The two studios had agreed upon shared rights to the character on film, but following the “Avengers” run, and the last two independent releases being huge Marvel has wanted a larger piece of the profits. Sony, which has the rights to the character has since pulled back. As a sign as to why, It has a chance at becoming the most successful “Spider-Man” release, and is about to move into the top-10 all-time of Marvel titles. This title has been out for 9 weeks and is still showing on over 3,000 screens.

9. DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD – $4.14m
A sign of how far below expectations this is performing it has now been out a month and has yet to crawl over the $50 million plateaux.

10. THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2 – $4.11m
Another underperforming release, so far it has not even earned one-third of the original movie’s total, nor one half of its production budget. It is doing better internationally, but not gangbusters.

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