Monday Morning Box Office Report: The Predator Wins with Lukewarm Opening

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Shane Black’s The Predator dispatched its box office opponents without too much trouble over the weekend, although it wasn’t necessarily cause for celebration at Fox. The movie earned $24 million, which is a bit lower than expected and slightly less than Predators made back in 2010. It also has the unfortunate distinction of being the weakest start ever for a movie playing on over 4000 screens (The Mummy previously held that record with $31 million). In second place, The Nun had a steep 66% drop from its impressive debut, earning $18.2 million in its second weekend. Paul Feig’s A Simple Favor opened in third with a decent $16.1 million take followed by White Boy Rick with $8.8 million. Crazy Rich Asians rounded out the top 5. Way down in ninth place, Unbroken: Path to Redemption was a non-starter with just $2.4 million.

1. The Predator — $24M
2. The Nun — $18.2M
3. A Simple Favor — $16.1M
4. White Boy Rick — $8.8M
5. Crazy Rich Asians — $8.7M
6. Peppermint — $6.1M
7. The Meg — $3.8M
8. Searching — $3.2M
9. Unbroken: Path to Redemption — $2.4M
10. Mission: Impossible – Fallout — $2.3M

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