Over the weekend, Tom Cruise and the “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” sequel took the crown from the surprise winner last week, which was Denzel Washington and “The Equalizer 2.” “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” opened to $61.2 million which was a tiny bit below the $65 million projection. “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” was supposed to be the crown winner last weekend until “The Equalizer 2” swooped in, but this weekend, the “Mamma Mia!” sequel overcame “The Equalizer 2,” earning $15.1 million over its $14 million. Next was “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,” with a nice hold at $12.2 million, fending off newcomer “Teen Titans Go! To The Movies,” which earned $10.4 million. A few million less and we would have had the third weekend ever where sequels only dominated the Top Five.

In other list news, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” overcame “Skyscraper” by more than $1 million while there was a nice pocket of Indie films just outside the Top Ten, with “Sorry To Bother You,” “Blindspotting,” and “Eighth Grade” landing at 12-14 with roughly the same haul. “Blindspotting” had the biggest percentage increase within the list, with a bump of +281.0% in its second weekend. Speaking of Indies, “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot” held tight at Number 22, in its third weekend. Outside the Top 25, newcomer documentary “Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood” was the per theater average winner with an earnings of $30,941 from only one theater. “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” took the per theater average win within the Top 25, with an average of $13,962 per 4,386 theaters. Falling off the list this week was “Hereditary” in its eighth weekend and “Sanju” in its fifth.

Next weekend, “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” will attempt to defend the crown, something a film hasn’t been able to do since “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” did a month ago. The big challenger will be Disney’s “Christopher Robin,” starring Ewan McGregor, which aims for a $31.5 million opening. If “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” falls even 50%, it will succumb to the newcomer. Even if it performs anywhere near its predecessor, “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” which fell 48.7% in its second weekend, after making only $55,520,089 in its first weekend, that would still put “Fallout” at about $31.4 million which is comically just outside of where “Christopher Robin” is projected to land. That, too, could easily under-perform. “The Spy Who Dumped Me” will be looking for a $16 million opening, likely putting it at Number Three while young adult fare “The Darkest Minds” will aim for a $9 million opening, which could get it inside of the Top Five as well. The John Cho starring thriller “Searching” also opens, which, combined with the other three newcomers, looks to knock four existing titles out of the Top 25. “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is barely holding on, as is the comedy “Tag,” which was one of the biggest droppers this weekend. Superhero staples “Deadpool 2” and “Avengers: Infinity War,” both facing August home video releases, could also drop off soon. And we can only hope “Uncle Drew” plummets soon as well.

# Title Weekend Total Budget Week LW CH
1 Mission: Impossible – Fallout (Par) $61,236,534 ($61,236,534) $178m 1st N even
2 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Uni) $15,100,095 ($70,524,620) $75m 2nd #2 even
3 The Equalizer 2 (Sony) $14,020,017 ($64,251,362) $62m 2nd #1 down
4 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (Sony) $12,253,640 ($119,177,141) $80m 3rd #3 down
5 Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (WB) $10,411,189 ($10,411,189) $10m 1st N even
6 Ant-Man and the Wasp (BV) $8,766,100 ($183,490,227) $162m* 4th #4 down
7 Incredibles 2 (BV) $7,257,113 ($572,880,761) $200m* 7th #5 down
8 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Uni) $6,729,735 ($397,508,235) $170m 6th #7 down
9 Skyscraper (Uni) $5,341,455 ($59,091,215) $125m 3rd #6 down
10 The First Purge (Uni) $2,215,400 ($65,469,275) $13m 4th #8 down
11 Unfriended: Dark Web (BH Tilt) $1,470,910 ($7,364,340) $1m 2nd #9 down
12 Sorry to Bother You (AnnaP) $1,373,791 ($13,275,212) $3.2m* 4th #10 down
13 Blindspotting (LG/S) $1,325,000 ($1,793,984) ** 2nd #21
14 Eighth Grade (A24) $1,269,046 ($2,917,883) ** 3rd #17
15 Three Identical Strangers (Neon) $1,196,412 ($6,696,733) ** 5th #14 down
16 Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Focus) $704,445 ($20,048,382) ** 8th #15 down
17 Sicario: Day of the Soldado (Sony) $675,691 ($48,726,565) $35m 5th #11 downdown
18 Ocean’s 8 (WB) $635,839 ($137,293,754) $70m 8th #12 downdown
19 Uncle Drew (LG/S) $505,000 ($41,396,671) $19m* 5th #13 downdown
20 Leave No Trace (BST) $470,622 ($4,647,620) ** 5th #16 down
21 Avengers: Infinity War (BV) $406,008 ($677,562,086) $400m* 14th #20 down
22 Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot (Amazon) $334,819 ($844,351) $7.5m* 3rd #22 even
23 Deadpool 2 (Fox) $278,968 ($317,677,822) $110m 11th #19 down
24 Tag (WB) $278,875 ($53,548,050) $28m 7th #18 downdown
25 Solo: A Star Wars Story (BV) $151,889 ($212,730,648) $300m* 10th #23 down

***ALL DOMESTIC NUMBERS FROM BOX OFFICE MOJO***

OFF THE CHARTS THIS WEEK

Title Dom / World Budget Weeks Highest NOTE
Hereditary (A24) $43,746,600
($79,013,965 )
$10m* 8th #4 (+$33.7m)
(+$69m)
Sanju (FIP) $7,816,111
($71,441,924)
$11.6m* 5th #8 (-$3.8m)
(+$59.8m)

(OFFICIALLY CLOSED)

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