Instead of taking the weekend by $31 million, Shane Black’s “The Predator” took it with only $24.6 million, beating out “The Nun” in its second weekend, which added another $18.2 million, bringing its domestic cume to $85.1 million, a target “The Predator” will be more than lucky to attain. Paul Feig’s newcomer “A Simple Favor,” starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively, clocked in at $16 million, making it Number Three, while “White Boy Rick,” with a turn from Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey, landed at Number Four with $8.8 million. Rounding out the Top Five was not last week’s newcomer “Peppermint,” but instead, “Crazy Rich Asians” continues to dominate the box office, beating it out to take Number Five with $8.6 million. Just making the Top Ten was newcomer “Unbroken: Path To Redemption,” the sequel to Angelina Jolie’s Oscar nominated “Unbroken,” except without any of the returning players, making $2.2 million, slightly below the $3 million mark that it was projected to earn. In a surprise debut, the Hindi film “Manmarziyaan” earned a few hundred thousand dollars, allowing it to land in the Top 25.

Mexican film “Museo” took the prize for Per Theater Average without actually making the Top 25 earning $16,554 from one theater, while “The Predator” was the Per Theater Average winner within the LIST, earning an average of $6,102 from 4,037 theaters. The Japanese film “The Third Murder” earned the Highest Percentage Increase outside the LIST with an increase of +658.0%. On the LIST, “The Wife” had an uptick of +75.4%, pushing it to Number 14, a six spot increase. Not so fortunate was “Kin,” which had a fall of -96.2%, pushing it off the LIST completely and then some, going from Number 17 last week to Number 44, due mainly to a loss of theaters (-2,025). Also dealt with a nasty fall was “The Happytime Murders,” which dropped -87.7% from Number 15 to Number 29, disappearing from the LIST after only a month. “A.X.L.,” “The Equalizer 2,” and “Mile 22” also fell off the list this week.

Next week, Jack Black’s “The House with a Clock In Its Walls” will swoop in and grab the title away from “The Predator,” looking for a $22 million opening. “Life Itself,” starring Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde, plus “Assassination Nation” should both find places on the LIST, but no projections were available at the time of this post. Both should be able to find homes on the Top Ten of the LIST. Michael Moore’s new documentary President Trump will also be available this weekend, titled “Fahrenheit 11/9” and looking for $5 million, which would also make it eligible for a Top Ten spot. Also expect “The Sisters Brothers,” starring Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly, to make some sort of splash on the LIST. Falling off the list to make room for those five films will likely be “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” has it sees a home video release this week, “Ya Veremos,” which was lucky to hang on this week, “Juliet, Naked,” which I imagine will begin to lose theaters as the Oscar movies begin to roll out, “Slender Man,” which I was surprised lasted as long as it did on the LIST, and most likely, this week’s newcomer, “Manmarziyaan,” which was a surprise entry to begin with and likely will not make a second week impact.

Box Office King: “The Predator”
Box Office Queen: “The Nun”
Per Theater Average Winner: “Museo”
Per Theater Average Winner (in 25LIST): “The Predator”
Highest Percentage Increase: “The Third Murder”
Highest Percentage Increase (in 25LIST): “The Wife”

# Title Weekend Total Budget Week LW CH
1 The Predator (Fox) $24,632,284 ($24,632,284) $88m 1st N even
2 The Nun (WB) $18,238,263 ($85,114,588) $22m 2nd #1 down
3 A Simple Favor (LGF)
$16,011,689 ($16,011,689) $20m* 1st N even
4 White Boy Rick (Studio 8) $8,860,431 ($8,860,431) $29m 1st N even
5 Crazy Rich Asians (WB) $8,688,369 ($149,540,273) $30m 5th #3 down
6 Peppermint (STX) $6,004,227 ($24,180,031) $25m 2nd #2 down
7 The Meg (WB) $3,862,851 ($137,145,041) $130m 6th #4 down
8 Searching (SGem) $3,179,538 ($19,600,641) ** 4th #5 down
9 Mission: Impossible – Fallout (Par) $2,285,225 ($216,105,562) $178m 8th #6 down
10 Unbroken: Path To Redemption (PFR)
$2,238,723 ($2,238,723) $6m* 1st N even
11 Christopher Robin (BV) $2,150,149 ($95,143,636) $75m* 7th #7 down
12 BlacKkKlansman (Focus) $1,260,890 ($45,911,840) $15m 6th #9 down
13 Operation Finale (MGM) $1,159,258 ($16,305,563) $24m 3rd #8 downdown
14 The Wife (SPC) $1,122,185 ($3,430,924) ** 5th #20
15 Alpha (Studio 8) $1,074,896 ($34,415,913) $51m 5th #10 downdown
16 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (Sony) $776,843 ($165,282,942) $80m 10th #14 down
17 Incredibles 2 (BV) $746,709 ($605,615,734) $200m* 14th #12 downdown
18 God Bless The Broken Road (Free) $432,384 ($2,402,617) $7.7m* 2nd #11 downdown
19 Ant-Man and the Wasp (BV) $389,627 ($215,407,418) $162m* 11th #21
20 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Uni) $351,630 ($119,727,565) $75m 9th #22
21 Slender Man (SGem) $322,759 ($30,238,667) $10m 6th #16 down
22 Manmarziyaan (Eros) $292,439 ($292,439) $2.2m* 1st N even
23 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Uni) $292,160 ($416,292,240) $170m 13th #24
24 Juliet, Naked (RAtt) $273,942 ($3,005,508) ** 5th #19 downdown
25 Ya Veremos (PNT) $269,244 ($3,791,539) ** 3rd #18 downdown

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

OFF THE CHARTS THIS WEEK

Title Dom / World Budget Weeks Highest NOTE
A.X.L. (GR) $6,380,955 $10m* 4th #9 (-$3.6m)
The Equalizer 2 (Sony) $102,004,230
($180,186,530)
$62m 9th #1 (+$40m)
(+$118.2m)
The Happytime Murders (STX) $20,593,065
($24,493,065)
$40m 4th #3 (-$19.4m)
(-$15.5m)
Kin (LGF) $5,668,109
($8,603,065)
$30m* 3rd #12 (-$24.3m)
(-$21.4m)
Mile 22 (STX) $35,863,663
($54,363,663)
$50m 5th #3 (-$14.1m)
(+$4.4m)

(OFFICIALLY CLOSED)

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