THE PREDATOR Takes Hollow Victory at Weekend Box Office

 

The Predator


It has been a full decade since we've seen a predator stalking the weekend box office, but the dread-locked alien is back, and though The Predator takes the number one slot, Fox is most certainly disappointed with its – relatively-speaking – paltry $24 million take. After all, it might not even be the highest Predator bow as 2010's Predators opened with a $24.8 million take on its opening weekend back in 2010.

There was a strong holdover from last weekend's opening by The Nun which came in second with an $18.2 million take and a couple of other films opening this weekend as well with the Paul Feig mystery thriller A Simple Favor taking the third place slot with $16 million while Matthew McConaughey's real-life drug informant drama, White Boy Rick bowed to a disappointing fourth place with an $8.8 million weekend take.

Crazy Rich Asians continued its impressive run, finishing in fifth place with $8.7 million which brings the romantic comedy to an impressive total of nearly $150 million in its five weeks on the charts.

Peppermint dropped four slots in the race, falling to number six with $6 million while The Meg stayed in the action with nearly $4 million which brings the shark thriller's total to more than $137 million.

Rounding out the top ten were the screen-life thriller Searching with $3.2 million in eight place, Unbroken: Path to Redemption taking ninth place in its opening weekend with $2.5 million and the Tom Cruise actioner Mission: Impossible - Fallout hanging on to the last slot in the top ten with a $2.3 million draw.

Title Weekend Total Last Week
1. The Predator
$24,800,000 $24,800,000 N
2. The Nun
$18,200,000 $85,000,000 1
3. A Simple Favor
$16,000,000 $16,000,000 N
4. White Boy Rick
$8,800,000 $8,800,000 N
5. Crazy Rich Asians
$8,700,000 $150,000,000 3
6. Peppermint
$6,000,000 $24,200,000 2
7. The Meg
$4,000,000 $137,000,000 4
8. Searching
$3,200,000 $19,600,000 5
9. Unbroken: Path to Redemption
$2,500,000 $2,350,000 N
10. Mission: Impossible - Fallout
$2,300,000 $216,000,000 6

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