Weekend Box Office: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Had the Third-Biggest Labor Day Weekend Ever
The summer movie season ended on a high note thanks to Crazy Rich Asians. The movie not only broke past $100 million domestically, but had the third-biggest Labor Day weekend of all time at the box office. Jason Statham shark stabbing and Tom Cruise helicopter dangling also helped close out the summer box office on a high. Here’s the full chart for the four-day holiday weekend:
|1||Crazy Rich Asians||$28,310,000 (+14%)||$7,325||$117,036,388|
|2||The Meg||$13,445,000 (+5%)||$3,575||$123,431,416|
|3||Mission: Impossible – Fallout||$9,050,000 (+12%)||$3,429||$206,396,529|
|6||Christopher Robin||$6,725,000 (+7%)||$2,299||$87,133,868|
|8||The Happytime Murders||$5,530,000 (-42%)||$1,698||$18,145,694|
|10||Mile 22||$4,550,000 (-29%)||$1,542||$32,746,334|
After just three weeks, Crazy Rich Asians has topped the box office once again and made a total of $117 million. The film already had the biggest opening for a rom-com in three years, passing Trainwreck, but now it’s earned more domestically than the 2015 Amy Schumer-led comedy ($110 million). Beyond that, it also had a stellar Labor Day weekend, the best the box office has seen in nine years.
The Jon M. Chu-directed earned $22 million over the three-day weekend from Friday to Sunday, but for the entire four-day holiday weekend it scooped up over $28 million. That gave it the third-biggest Labor Day weekend of all time, following Rob Zombie’s Halloween, which opened with $30 million in 2007, and The Sixth Sense, which earned $29 million in its fifth weekend at the end of the summer. As of now, Crazy Rich Asians is the eleventh-biggest grosser of the summer, just a hair behind Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again ($118 million).
Warner Bros.’ The Meg also had a pretty great end of the summer. In its fourth weekend, the shark thriller landed at number two, earning $10.5 million from Friday-Sunday, and $13 million into Labor Day. The Jason Statham-led film has now earned a massive $465.7 million worldwide.
Tom Cruise ran fast enough over the weekend to bump Mission: Impossible – Fallout back up to the third spot on the chart. But the big news is that the sixth M:I movie had the franchise’s best Friday-Sunday opening in China over the weekend, gobbling up a whopping $77.3 million. The film has earned $442.7 million overseas, and $649 million worldwide. If it stays popular in China it may very well bump that global gross up to $750 million.
Audiences also spent an especially long time looking at screens over the holiday weekend, a lot of screens. The John Cho-led Searching, which takes place entirely on computer and smartphones screens, had an impressive opening last weekend, earning $360,000 in just nine theaters. But this past holiday weekend it expanded to 1,207 locations, bringing in $7.6 million over four days. Of the new Labor Day indie releases, the Oscar Isaac-led Operation Finale opened in 1,818 theaters. It earned $7.7 million over the three-day weekend, and a total of $9.5 since opening last Wednesday.
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