Disney’s seventh weekend of its photorealistic remake of "The Lion King" and Sony’s second weekend of faith-based drama “Overcomer” will battle for third place with about $6 million each. “The Lion King” will wind up the weekend with nearly $520 million domestically.
Supernatural thriller "Don’t Let Go" is likely to debut with an unexceptional $3 million at 922 North American locations over the four days, which is at the lower end of modest expectations. "Don't Let Go" stars David Oyelowo as a detective working to solve a murder after he receives a phone call from his dead niece, played by Storm Reid.
Universal's fifth frame of "Hobbs & Shaw" should follow in fifth with around $5 million. The Fast and Furious spinoff, starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, will finish Labor Day at around $155 million domestically.
"Don't Let Go" has a small $5 million production budget. Reviews have been mixed with a 44% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. "Don't Let Go" was produced by Jason Blum and directed by Jacob Aaron Estes, with Blumhouse Tilt and OTL Releasing handling distribution.
"Angel Has Fallen," which took in $21 million in its opening weekend, will easily top the third weekend of Universal's R-rated comedy "Good Boys" during the four-day frame. "Good Boys" should take in around $8 million, lifting its 18-day total to about $55 million.
Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman are showing staying power at the North American box office as "Angel Has Fallen" heads for a passable $10 million Labor Day holiday weekend, early estimates showed Friday.
The final weekend of the summer season is arriving with year-to-date domestic box office at $7.67 billion, down 6.6% from 2018 as of Aug. 28. Last year's Labor Day weekend was dominated by the third frame of "Crazy Rich Asians," which took in $28 million over the four days.” /> Total box office for summer has edged up 0.8% to $4.73 billion, according to Comscore.
Butler stars as a Secret Service Agent trying to clear his name after being framed for an attack on the U.S. President, played by Freeman. The third entry in Lionsgate-Millennium's action franchise will finish the frame with about $40 million in its first 11 days.
Also opening this weekend is Forrest Films' drama “Bennett’s War" at 970 sites with moviegoers showing little interest in the story of a motocross star, played by Michael Roark, who returns to the track despite being wounded during military service in Afghanistan. Early estimates placed the four-day total at a microscopic $600,000.

"Good Boys" saw a strong showing among its core demographic. Men accounted for 52% of ticket buyers, while 60% were over the age of 25. Williams and Brady Noon, also pulled out diverse crowds. Almost 50% of audiences were Caucasian, while 25% were Hispanic, 14% were African American, and 8% were Asian. The movie, starring Jacob Tremblay, Keith L.
and New Line's "Blinded by the Light" and Annapurna's "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" both bombed, landing in 10th and 11th place. Meanwhile, Warner Bros.
The few moviegoers who did see the film this weekend seemed to enjoy it, awarding it with an A- CinemaScore. Directed by "Bend It Like Beckham" filmmaker Gurinder Chadha, the coming-of age story follows a British Pakistani teenager whose life is changed when he discovers Bruce Springsteen music. Despite positive reviews, "Blinded by the Light" couldn't hit the right tune with audiences and debuted with a dismal $4.5 million from 2,307 screens.
Cate Blanchett stars as the titular Bernadette, who curiously disappears just before her family is set to go on a big trip. "Where'd You Go, Bernadette," directed by Richard Linklater and based on Maria Semple's novel, launched below expectations with a disastrous $3.45 million. The cast also includes Billy Crudup and Kristen Wiig.
Goldstein adds, "Unfortunately audiences are spending money on the bigger spectacle films. The smaller niche movies are having a harder time finding their way when competition from content providers is making it harder to break through with an audience."
"The bottom line is the film is absolutely hysterical," said Jim Orr, Universal's president of domestic distribution. "Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg knocked it out of the park. And [Rogen and Goldberg] are a brand and really own this space with a very difficult genre."
The original movie started small with $11 million but had a long run in theaters, ultimately ending with $44 million in North America. 6, earning $9 million from 2,853 locations. Like "Angry Birds 2," Entertainment Studio's shark thriller "47 Meters Down: Uncaged" also lacked the same bite as its predecessor. The movie opened at No.
They are also leading the domestic box office, exceeding expectations and collecting $21 million on opening weekend. The Bean Bag Boys, the self-appointed nickname for the trio of best friends in Universal's "Good Boys," are conquering much more than sixth grade.
"Good Boys," which screened at 3,204 North American theaters, is a much-needed win for original comedies, a genre that's been struggling at the box office as of late. The Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg-produced movie is the first R-rated funny film to open in first place in three years (since 2016's "The Boss"), as well as the biggest opening for an original comedy this year.
Rounding out the top five is Lionsgate's "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark." The thriller picked up $10 million in its sophomore frame for a domestic tally of $40 million.” />
Universal also took second place with "Hobbs & Shaw." The "Fast & Furious" spinoff earned $14.1 million during its third outing, boosting domestic ticket sales to $133 million. The Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham-led movie has grossed $437 million worldwide. It launches in China next weekend.
"Blinded by the Light" is ending summer on a rocky note for Warner Bros., which missed with last weekend’s mob thriller “The Kitchen” and May’s “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
"Good Boys," carrying a $20 million price tag, also debuted overseas with $2.1 million for a global start of $23.1 million.
Sony still has a major milestone to celebrate this weekend as "Spider Man: Far From Home" hits $1.109 billion globally and passes 2012's "Skyfall" ($1.108 billion) to become the studio's highest-grossing film of all time.
"One of the reasons that made for a terrific weekend is our audience was very ethnically diverse. That lent itself to the overperformance," Orr added.
This weekend's four other new releases struggled to varying degrees.
After five weekends in theaters, Jon Favreau's remake of the animated classic is just shy of the $500 million mark in North America with $496 million in ticket sales. Overseas, "The Lion King" pocketed another $33.8 million and will end the weekend with $1.4 billion globally. Despite a handful of newcomers, Disney's "The Lion King" placed third on box office charts with $11.9 million.
president of domestic distribution Jeff Goldstein said. "You're seeing pretty clearly that movies coming out of the festivals are really being challenged," Warner Bros. The studio's New Line division bought "Blinded by the Light" for $15 million at Sundance.
The animated sequel landed in forth place on box office charts, collecting $10 million during the traditional weekend. However, the follow-up has the benefit of better reviews and a smaller production budget compared to the original. That haul is a steep drop from the first film, based on the once-popular phone app and video game, which scored $38 million in its inaugural weekend. Sony's "The Angry Birds Movie 2," which got a head start on the weekend by opening Tuesday, finished with $16.2 million over the six-day frame.

Yet despite the many times the boys drop f-bombs, they retain an innocence. Those "sixth-grade things" involve shenanigans like intentionally smuggling drugs, learning how to kiss, and running from the police.
"Annabelle's been watching 'Dateline,'" the three whisper among themselves. "She knows what cocaine is."
The young stars of the film — Jacob Tremblay, Keith Williams, and Brady Noon — told the audience they were relieved to be in the presence of grown-ups.
So if you wouldn't mind signing the release that's coming around…" "We're super glad to be with adults because we're not even allowed to see our own movie," Tremblay joked of the film, which likely secured a hard R-rating. "But not anymore. We finally get to watch it because we're with a room full of adults.
"Ever since we made 'Superbad,' our work, we think honestly has very much matured over the years," Rogen told the crowd of theater owners at Caesars Palace. "We're growing up, I'm wearing a suit."
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's upcoming comedy "Good Boys" answers the age old question: "How f—ed up can one day get?"
Tremblay's character's younger sister pops in to assert her drug knowledge, saying, "I know what cocaine is." One moment in the trailer that played particularly well in the room unfolded as the boys hid out in a tent made out of sheets.
During the studio's presentation to exhibitors, Universal showcased footage and brought out big names for upcoming titles, including the "Fast and Furious" spinoff "Hobbs & Shaw," with Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham; "Last Christmas," a rom-com starring Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, and Emma Thompson; and "Cats," the big-screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony-winning musical.” /> 16. "Good Boys," which premiered at this year's SXSW Film Festival, hits theaters on Aug.
The duo behind hit comedies like "Superbad," "Pineapple Express," and "Sausage Party" took the stage at CinemaCon, the annual exhibition trade show taking place in Las Vegas, to tease what Rogen refers to as their "Most refined, cultured work to date."
Peter Levinsohn, president and CEO of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, introduced the cast. Before Rogen and crew took the stage, Levinsohn mused about the "disruption" roiling the theatrical business, alluding to the media consolidation taking place and the rise of streaming services.
We need to start doing sixth-grade things." The footage starts with Tremblay's character telling his friends, "We're in sixth grade now.
"This reinvention process can be really exciting," said a decidedly unenthused-sounding Levinsohn. His remarks were frostily received by the audience of theater owners, many of whom are none too pleased with the changes taking place in the business.
Please believe this is not us, but our characters." Before the trailer rolled, Tremblay threw in one final disclaimer: "We apologize for what we're about to do and say.
"Nobody wants to follow Led Zeppelin, but someone has to do it." "It's hard to follow such an electrifying presentation," Rogen joked of Levinsohn's clearly well-rehearsed remarks.