“Angel Has Fallen,” the third entry in Lionsgate and Millennium’s Gerard Butler-led action franchise, beat expectations and pulled in $21.25 million in its opening weekend to take first place.
The previous two films, especially the second, were critically derided. So was this but of the three it has fared the best and the audience agrees with the film nabbing a strong A- CinemaScore. Its opening figure is almost a dead heat with the $21.6 million its predecessor pulled in.
The comedy “Good Boys” dell to second place, taking in $11.75 million in its sophomore outing with a domestic total of $41.4 million so far. Faith-based sports drama “Overcomer,” which cost a cheap $5 million to make, kicked off in third with $8.2 million whilst also scoring a stellar A+ CinemaScore.
The black comedy/horror “Ready or Not” coming off good reviews opened on Wednesday and pulled in a further $7.6 million in its opening weekend for a five-day start of $10.6 million.
“Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” is doing gangbusters overseas, opening in China to a huge $102 million and has brought in $588.9 million worldwide to date – making it the biggest non-Disney film out this year so far.
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is now at $123 million domestic and has surpassed “Inglourious Basterds” to become Tarantino’s second-highest domestic grossing film behind only “Django Unchained” ($162.8M).