“The Predator” Tops Box-Office With $24M

Overcoming mixed reviews, Shane Black’s “The Predator” took the top spot at the domestic box office with a solid $24.2 million for the three day weekend – about on par with 2010’s “Predators”. The film also opened in several overseas markets, taking in a further $30 million.

That pushed horror spin-off “The Nun” to second place with $18.2 million, a fairly steep 66% drop-off, but worldwide to date it has snagged an impressive global total of $228.7 million after just over a week of release.

The dark comedy-thriller “A Simple Favor” came in third with $16 million, and with a budget of just $20 million it will easily go into profit soon. Young drug kingpin drama “White Boy Rick,” co-starring Matthew McConaughey, opened in fourth with $8.8 million and “Crazy Rich Asians” fell to fifth with another $8.7 million to bring its domestic haul to $149.4 million.

The faith-based “Unbroken: Path to Redemption” barely made it into the top 10 with $2.2 million, while in limited release both “Mandy” and “Lizzie” performed well.

Source: Box-Office Mojo