LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — It turns out everyone that everyone seems to like sharks, especially really big ones who are intent on eating Jason Statham. Proof of that fact came this weekend as Warner Bros. camp action-adventure “The Meg” topped worldwide box office for the second week in a row.
“The Meg” generated $88.2M worldwide, but slipped to #2 in domestic theaters, earning $21.1M over the weekend, according to estimates compiled by comScore.
In North American theaters, the buzz-generating rom-com “Crazy Rich Asians” took the top spot for the weekend, putting together a respectable $25.2M for its debut.
Based on a novel by Kevin Kwan, “Crazy Rich Asians” the film stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, rapper Awkwafina, Nico Santos, Lisa Lu, Ken Jeong, and Michelle Yeoh in the first all-Asian cast in a major Hollywood studio release since the “Joy Luck Club” in 1993.
“Crazy Rich Asians” was directed by Jon Chu, who was previously best known as the director behind the 2008 dance movie “Step Up 2: The Streets” and the 2011 3-D concert doc, “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never.”
Also opening this week was disgraced actor Kevin Spacey’s crime drama “The Billionaire Boys Club” which generated just $126 dollars on its opening night in North American theaters, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film, shot before a series of revelations about Spacey’s alleged sexual misconduct became public, was initially released via a video on demand service before receiving a very limited theatrical release in North America this weekend. The film fared a little better overseas, generating about $425,000 in Russia, according to estimates compiled by The Numbers.
The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, August 19, are below.
- Meg, The – Warner Bros. – $88.2M
- Island, The (dir. Bo) – Multiple – $38.7M
- Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – Sony – $32.0M
- Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Paramount Pictures – $31.0M
- Crazy Rich Asians – Warner Bros. – $26.0M
- Equalizer 2, The – Sony – $20.3M
- Europe Raiders – Multiple – $19.5M
- Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – Universal – $18.7M
- Go Brother! – Wanda Media Co., LTD – $17.7M
- Disney’s Christopher Robin – Disney – $16.8M
- Oolong Courtyard:Kung Fu School – Multiple – $14.8M
- Mile 22 – STX Entertainment – $14.2M
The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, August 19, are below.
1. Crazy Rich Asians – Warner Bros. – $25.2M
2. Meg, The – Warner Bros. – $21.1M
3. Mile 22 – STX Entertainment – $13.6M
T4. Alpha – Sony – $10.5M
T4. Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Paramount – $10.5M
6. Disney’s Christopher Robin – Disney – $8.9M
7. BlacKkKlansman – Focus Features – $7.0M
8. Slender Man – Sony – $5.0M
9. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – Sony – $3.7M
10. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – Universal – $3.4M
11. Equalizer 2, The – Sony – $2.8M
12. Spy Who Dumped Me, The – Lionsgate – $2.6M