August 27, 2018 6:02 am
August 27, 2018 6:02 am
Comedy-drama Crazy Rich Asians Still Ruling The US Box Office

For the second time in as many weeks, it was a good weekend to be part of the team behind Crazy Rich Asians, as the film staged an impressive hold on the Stateside box office. The romantic comedy took in $25 million across the three days.

That represents roughly a 6% drop in business, a figure almost unheard of in the industry – even big recent successes such as Avengers: Infinity War dropped around 55%. Asians is now past the $76 million mark in the States, with its international release still to ramp up but looking strong.

The Meg treaded water in second place, making $13 million, ahead the weeks’ first underperforming wide new arrival The Happytime Murders represented the lowest launch for a film starring Melissa McCarthy, earning just $10 million. Mission: Impossible – Fallout stayed at fourth, taking in $8 million, while Christopher Robin actually jumped up one place, from sixth to fifth, on $6.3 million.

A big holdover loser was Mile 22, which fell from third to sixth place with $6 million. Yet that was still enough to put it ahead of Alpha, which earned $5.6 million after falling two places. BlacKkKlansman was eighth, taking home $5.3 million.

At ninth, we find the struggling second new arrival, as robot dog adventure A.X.L. failed to find an audience and could only muster $2.9 million in another blow for the company behind it, Global Road. Finally, at 10th, Slender Man lurked, adding $2.7 million for a $25.4 million US total to date.