Movie Money Refinanced: Episode VII

Before I get into the top 5, I have to say if there’s any episode of Movie Money you should listen to, it’s this one. Over the past weekend, I accidently found myself at an anime convention. That’s not a place you want to get into by accident but here we are. If you want to know what it was like, here’s a picture from the event.

Pikachu showed up. It was awkward.

Listen to the podcast for the rest of the rundown. Onward with the box office.

So the number 1 movie this week was “Mission Impossible: Fallout”, with the biggest opener for the series yet. $61.5M this weekend brought the film’s opening worldwide box office to $155.8M. That opening is needed since this is the most expensive Mission Impossible film yet with a $178M budget, quite a jump compared to the last film’s $150M budget. 

At number 2 there is, ‘Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again’, with a weekend gross of $15.1M. The worldwide gross continues to impress with $167M, more than double its $75M budget. The film will likely go on to make $200M before its run is over.

Number 3, is ‘The Equalizer 2’, Denzel’s superhero turn. Just behind ‘Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again’ it brought in $14M this weekend, with a worldwide gross of $70.3M. That’s just over its $62M budget, which isn’t a blockbuster by any means, but at least $37,822 JM could help it brush past its budget.

Slipping down a notch is the animated caper ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’ and it just goes to show that no matter how lazy your title is, your can still make buckets of cash. It made $12.2M this weekend and it’s current worldwide gross after just 3 weeks is $285M. That’s off of an $80M budget and no signs of a massive slowdown if the next few weeks of dead period is any idication.

Finally to round it out the only other newcomer this week, ‘Teen Titans Go! To The Movies’. Despite rave reviews and its TV show connection, the film opened with a modest $10M, and a worldwide gross of only $11M. Then again, the film only cost $10M to make so, it’s not all bad.

That’s the top 5 this week and once again, I implore you, listen to this weeks podcast. It was an experience that really ought to be heard. 

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