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HAPPYTIME Murdered at Weekend Box Office


Crazy Rich Asians

The raunchy puppet comedy The Happytime Murders failed to score big in a weekend that saw Crazy Rich Asians take the top spot at the box office for the second straight week in a row.

The Jon M. Chu-directed romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians continued its box office dominance with a $25 million take which represents a mere 5% drop from last week’s debut. Talk about legs! Typically, films experience a 40-50% drop from first to second week. Speculation has it that audiences are returning to buy tickets for the second, third, or even fourth time with many bringing guests.


Title Weekend Total Last Week
1. Crazy Rich Asians
$25,000,000 $$76,817,947 1
2. The Meg
$13,030,000 $105,300,646 2
3. The Happytime Murders
$10,02,000 $10,02,000 N
4. Mission: Impossible - Fallout
$8,000,000 $193,900,660 4
5. Christopher Robin
$6,340,000 $77,628,783 6
6. Mile 22
$6,030,000 $25,170,954 3
7. Alpha
$5,600,000 $20,160,574 5
8. BlacKkKlansman $5,345,000 $32,037,540 7
9. A.X.L $2,939,000 $2,939,356 N
10. Slender Man
$2,785,000 $25,403,116 8

While there’s not a whole lot of box office competition this time of year, Asians expected to come up on a stronger debut from Melissa McCarthy’s comedy turn in the Henson Alternative comedy feature The Happytime Murders. That didn’t happen as that film bowed to a disappointing $10 million while it was passed by The Meg which holds onto the second spot again this week with a $13 million take. {googleads}

The top five was rounded out by Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible - Fallout which held steady week-to-week with another 4th place finish with an $8 million haul while Disney’s Christopher Robin actually moved up a spot into five with $6.3 million total.

The top ten was filled out by Mark Wahlberg’s Mile 22 in sixth place with $6.3 million, the boy and his dog adventure Alpha in seventh place with $5.6 million, followed by Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman in 8th place with $5.3 million this week.

A.X.L. bowed in ninth place with a weak $2.9 million while the horror film Slender Man rounded out the top ten with a $2.7 million draw.


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