It’s a new era! With audiences embracing inclusion and diversity more and more, CRAZY RICH ASIANS is the Movie of the Now, taking the top of the Box Office with $21.6 million from 3,384 theatres for Warner Bros. Not only are Critics in love with the Kevin Kwan Bestseller Adaptation, it gets an A CinemaScore from Audiences which should be enough to propel it in coming weeks with word of mouth. Directed by Jon M. Chu, it opened Wednesday night, for a total $31 million over five days.
THE MEG continues to take a bit at the competition in second with $20 million from 4,118 theatres making it a Warner Bros. Top-Two. Over two weeks the shark Action-Thriller has made $82.6 million.
In third is MILE 22 with $14.3 million from 3,250 theatres for STX Entertainment/VVS Films. The fourth collaboration between Director Peter Berg and star Mark Wahlberg, gets 20% on the Tomatometer and a B- CinemaScore.
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT is in fourth with $10.9 million for Paramount Pictures, a total $181 million over four weeks.
ALPHA debuts in sixth with $9.4 million from 2,719 theatres for Sony Pictures. The story about the first friendship between man and wolf, gets 84% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore.
MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN is in ninth with $3.5 million for Universal Pictures in in its fifth a week, a tally of $111.3 million made domestically.
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION gets $3.4 million for Sony Pictures, a total $153 million over six weeks.
Sony Pictures Canada x Mr. Will want to give Readers a chance to experience an Advance Screening of ALPHA! Special 3D Screenings take place:
Toronto – Wednesday, August 15, 7:30PM – Cineplex Cinemas Yonge & Dundas
Vancouver – Wednesday, August 15, 7:30PM – Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver
An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age, ALPHA tells a fascinating, visually stunning story that shines a light on the origins of man’s best friend. While on his first hunt with his tribe’s most elite group, a young man is injured and must learn to survive alone in the wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before winter arrives.