This weekend the top 5 box office provided yet another win for diveristy in film and offered an important lesson for studios. Hint: Making movies of a minority ethnicity isn’t a risk anymore. Nor was it ever.
What a way for that lesson to be learned. After making back its $30M budget in its opening weekend, the all Asian cast romantic comedy, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ has had a monstroud second weekend bringing in $24M, just dipping 6.4% below its opening.
That’s an incredible feat and it means the film has more than doubled its budget just domestically. Worldwide the film has made $83.9M and is set to make more as it releases in more regions around the globe.
At number 2 we have ‘The Meg’ with $12.8M in its 3rd weekend in the top five. Its domestic total is $105M dragging behind its $130M budget, but it’s more than made up for it worldwide as it’s global total sits at a comfortable $411.5M. Lurking behind at #3 is ‘The Happytime Murders’, which opened with $9.5M, massively underperforming behind it’s $40M budget. Safe to say the crude muppet McCarthy murder mystery is a bomb, and there’s really nothing more to say on it. Hopefully the world forgets about it soon.
Continuing to dominate the field is ‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’, which has made $8M this weekend, and has surpassed its budget of $178M, with its domestic total of $193M. Worldwide the film has grossed $538.7M. Finally at number 5, coming in clutch from Sunday is ‘Mile 22’. The film previously was reported to be at the number 6 spot, but has beat out ‘Disney’s Christopher Robin’ by a mere $104,259, bringing in $6.3M. The films domestic total is only half of its $50M budget at $25.5M, and is not doing itself any favours worldwide, as its global total is only $31.8M.
That’s the top 5 for this week and as always you can check out the podcast episode above for the latest on movie news, and our in depth analysis of the box office.