In third is Open Road’s “The Nut Job 2“, which is performing well below tracker projections with $8.5 million against studio and tracker pre-weekend projections in the mid-teens. This week, the sci-fi fantasy couldn’t hold onto the top spot and dropped three places, landing in fourth place and grossing only $7.88 million in its second weekend. That’s less than half of the first “Nut Job” movie, which opened to $19.4 million before going on to take in $120.9 million worldwide during its run.
Taking the No. 1 spot this week and furthering our collective obsession with possessed children is “Annabelle: Creation“, bringing in an estimated $35 million in its first week out. However, while the $35 million opening is better than expectations, it does mark the lowest opening for a film in the Conjuring franchise to date, below The Conjuring’s $41.8 million, The Conjuring 2’s $40.4 million, and Annabelle’s $37.1 million. It’s the sequel that no one asked for and still got, with many critics giving it negative reviews (it now has an 11% on Rotten Tomatoes). At this point, it’s doubtful if the film will even remain in the top five by next week.
This hasn’t exactly been a banner summer for Hollywood at the box office, which – with the exception of unstoppable blockbuster “Wonder Woman” and a few others – has largely been a summer of disappointments, with high-profile releases such as “Baywatch” “The Emoji Movie“, Luc Besson’s big-budget “Valerian” and the Stephen King adaptation “The Dark Tower” among the many flicks to flop.
You can view this weekend’s full box office results below.
After “Nut Job 2” is Sony’s “Dark Tower” which underperformed during its opening weekend, and continues to slide.
With plenty of decent shocks, and the odd genuine surprise up its sleeve, Annabelle: Creation is seemingly off to a flying start in Bangladesh.
Next weekend sees the arrival of two new films: Logan Lucky and The Hitman’s Bodyguard.
Neon’s “Ingrid Goes West“, starring Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen, should make $141,216 from just three locations.
In sixth is Girls Trip.
In limited release, the A24 crime thriller “Good Time”, starring Robert Pattinson, debuted with a robust $34,000-per-screen average on four screens. Another successful summer entry landed in seventh place as Spider-Man: Homecoming took in an estimated $6.1M bringing its total up to $306.4M after six weeks.