Box office top 10: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ scores again

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — It's official: "Crazy Rich Asians" is a box-office sensation.

The adaptation of Kevin Kwan's bestselling novel, starring Constance Wu and Henry Golding, brought in almost as many moviegoers in its second weekend as it did over opening weekend. The Warner Bros. release grossed $24.8 million in ticket sales, according to final figures Monday, a tiny drop from its $26.5 million debut the previous weekend.

Second-week drops are more commonly closer to 50 percent. Warner Bros. has said a sequel is already in development.

The weekend's new releases disappointed. STX Entertainment's critically slammed R-rated puppet caper "The Happytime Murders" debuted with a mere $9.5 million, a career-low wide release for star Melissa McCarthy. The robot-dog fantasy "A.X.L.," from the beleaguered Global Road Entertainment, flopped with $2.8 million

The top 10 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:

1. "Crazy Rich Asians," Warner Bros., $24,808,202, 3,526 locations, $7,036 average, $76,617,149, 2 Weeks.

2. "The Meg," Warner Bros., $12,812,615, 4,031 locations, $3,179 average, $105,083,261, 3 Weeks.

3. "The Happytime Murders," STX Entertainment, $9,532,425, 3,256 locations, $2,928 average, $9,532,425, 1 Week.

4. "Mission: Impossible - Fallout," Paramount, $8,087,385, 3,052 locations, $2,650 average, $193,988,045, 5 Weeks.

5. "Mile 22," STX Entertainment, $6,366,042, 3,520 locations, $1,809 average, $25,506,996, 2 Weeks.

6. "Disney's Christopher Robin," Disney, $6,261,783, 3,394 locations, $1,845 average, $77,550,566, 4 Weeks.

7. "Alpha," Sony, $6,002,359, 2,719 locations, $2,208 average, $20,562,933, 2 Weeks.

8. "BlacKkKlansman," Focus Features, $5,098,405, 1,914 locations, $2,664 average, $31,791,945, 3 Weeks.

9. "Slender Man," Sony, $2,790,564, 2,065 locations, $1,351 average, $25,408,680, 3 Weeks.

10. "A.X.L.," Open Road, $2,782,017, 1,710 locations, $1,627 average, $2,782,017, 1 Week.