Mike Banning could have dropped out of favor as a Secret Service agent within the third installment of Gerard Butler’s “Fallen” collection, however not within the eyes of home audiences.
Lionsgate and Millennium’s “Angel Has Fallen,” the action-packed political thriller, hit first place on the field workplace on its opening weekend, grossing about $21.three million within the United States and Canada. It introduced in almost the identical quantity as its prequel, “London Has Fallen,” did when it opened in 2016, making roughly $21.6 million in ticket gross sales. The first movie of the collection, “Olympus Has Fallen,” earned $30.three million over its opening weekend in 2013.
In the movie, Butler reprises his position as Banning, a Secret Service agent who, regardless of efficiently defending the president towards terrorist assaults within the earlier installments, is accused of masterminding an assassination try on the brand new commander in chief (Morgan Freeman).
[Read our critic’s overview of “Angel Has Fallen.”]
“Angel” didn’t obtain the warmest critiques from critics (the film holds a mere 39 p.c recent ranking on Rotten Tomatoes). But its star-studded solid, which additionally consists of Jada Pinkett Smith and a grizzled Nick Nolte, presumably contributed to its success with audiences. According to Comscore, which compiles box-office knowledge, the film had a stronger opening weekend than was anticipated.
Universal’s “Good Boys,” which debuted last weekend at the top of the box office, grossed about $11.8 million domestically in its second weekend. The R-rated original comedy follows the misadventures of a gang of foul-mouthed sixth graders, and cost about $20 million to make. According to Comscore, it’s already grossed roughly $49 million in cumulative global sales.
“Overcomer,” Sony’s faith-based film about a cross-country runner from the brothers Alex and Stephen Kendrick, came in third, grossing about $8.2 million in its opening weekend. It sold just slightly more tickets than Disney’s “The Lion King,” which brought in roughly $8.15 million in the United States and Canada. The hyper-realistic version of the Disney classic, which features the voices of Beyoncé, Donald Glover and Seth Rogen, has brought in about $1.5 billion worldwide since it opened in early July.
The latest “Fast & Furious” installment, “Hobbs & Shaw,” distributed by Universal, rounded out the box office’s top five, taking home roughly $8.1 million domestically in its fourth weekend. Fox Searchlight’s horror mystery thriller “Ready or Not” came in sixth, grossing about $7.6 million over its first weekend, and roughly $10.6 million over its five-day start.
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