HOLLYWOOD—I’ve always said the end of summer is the worst time for the box-office and this weekend proved it yet again. Yes, summer might be coming to an end and one would LIKE to think this would make people want to go to the theaters, but there is just too much to do to catch a movie. Last week’s champ, “Angel Has Fallen” remained at the top spot at the box-office taking in a little over $14.5 million during the four-day holiday weekend.
The action-adventure has since earned over $43 million since its release on August 23. There were other new releases over the holiday weekend, but had no power in drawing audience’s into the theater.
Other leaders for the weekend included “Good Boys” landing in second place with just over $11.6 million to bring its domestic tally near the $60 million mark. Staying comfortable in third place was “The Lion King” with $6.3 million over the weekend. “Hobbs & Shaw” landed in fourth of place with $6.3 million. The spinoff has now grossed over $150 million at the domestic box-office. Rounding out the top five was the inspirational drama “Overcomer” with $5.7 million
The thriller “Don’t Let Go” debuted in 14th place with a paltry $2.4 million. This weekend sees the release of the highly anticipated horror sequel, “It: Chapter Two.” Its predecessor broke box-office records in 2017 when it was released with the largest opening for a horror movie and the largest debut for an R-rated flick. Can magic strike twice? We shall see.