Box Office Report For August 16-18

Welcome back one and all to the weekly box office report! As always, each and every single Sunday you can expect a look at what made the most money in theaters, as well as just how all of the new releases fared. This week, the raunchy comedy Good Boys is one of the titles entering the fray, hoping to translates laughs into major dollars. Joining the fray as well was 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, The Angry Birds Movie 2, Blinded by the Light, and Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, making for a crowded field. How did all of the films in question do? Let us take a look right now at just that… Taking the top spot this week and beating back Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw was Good Boys. An estimated $21 million not only was way higher than initial projections, but more than covers the film’s budget. Solid reviews and a dearth of raunchy R rated comedy helped propel this one to some strong numbers. Additionally, it’s only the third original movie to open at number one all year. Imagine that. The following weekends may not have strong holds, but for the moment, the comedy is a small hit for Universal, for which they are undeniably pleased. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw dropped down to number two, with another $14.1 million to its name. Another Universal title, the company had quite the weekend. As previously mentioned, this isn’t performing like a true Fast & Furious title, but it’s still making a pretty penny, regardless. Debuting at number four for the second week in a row was a family flick, this one being the animated sequel The Angry Birds Movie 2. With only $10.5 million, this is less than a third of what the original opened to, which has to be a disappointment. One doesn’t have to be a genius to assume that The Lion King (third place with nearly $12 million) took away some of the eyeballs, but even so, this isn’t the opening that Sony had hoped for with this budding franchise. Sixth place this weekend went to another sequel in 47 Meters Down: Uncaged. Unable to match the conservative projections for the frame, or even what the original did, it only took in an estimated $9 million. Don’t expect to see a third installment anytime soon… Managing only a ninth place finish, unable to translate phenomenal reviews (including [...]