HOLLYWOOD—Considering the bevy of new flicks entering theaters this past weekend, I thought it might be a battle to the finish, but was I ever so disappointed, but that end result. “The Predator” rose to the top spot at the box-office, with a mediocre $24 million haul. That is a major disappointment in my eyes because I expected the remake, reboot, whatever you want to call it, to at least debut with around $40 million. To be honest, I can see what the numbers were so low, “The Predator” is not a great movie, and you’ll learn why if you read my review on the film.
Last week’s box-office champ, “The Nun” took a steep nosedive, only accumulating $18.2 million during its second week in theaters. That has come to be expected in the horror genre. The only time you see a film of the genre continue to earn big bucks is if it has massive buzz behind it or some sort of twist that have everyone talking about it. “The Nun” is still a winner when you look at box-office numbers because it has already grossed over $85 million domestically and is certain to cross the $100 million mark before ending its run in theaters.
Debuting in third place was the suspense thriller, “A Simple Favor” with a modest $16.1 million haul. The thriller starring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick is quite satisfying to say the least and managed to draw and audience considering the variety currently at the multiplex. The top five are rounded out by the summer hit “Crazy Rich Asians” and the drama “White Boy Rick” starring Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey. Both flicks are on track to earn around a little over $8 million.
Don’t expect big shake-ups at the box-office this coming weekend, as the only new releases include “The House With a Clock in its Walls” and “The Sisters Brothers.”