$CMCSA, $DIS, $SNE
DOA’s: ‘Blinded by the Light’ and ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’, ‘Angry Birds 2′ and ’47 Meters Down 2’.
Universal’s raunchy tween pic Good Boys laughed its way to the Top of the NA box office chart with $21-M from 3,204 theaters.
The film marks the 1st time that an R-rated comedy has placed # 1 since The Boss in the Spring of Y 2016. It is the biggest opening for an original comedy in Y 2019 YTD and the 2nd-biggest of any comedy this year.
Universal had a great weekend becoming only the second major Hollywood studio behind Disney to boast $1-B or more in Y 2019 domestic ticket sales, + Universal is the only major to have an original film open in 1st place this year.
Universal wins at the August box office include Hobbs & Shaw. The Fast & Furious spinoff placed #2 in its 3rd weekend with an estimated $14.1-M from 3,757 theaters to finish Sunday with a haul $436.7-M worldwide.
Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) The Lion King came in at # 3 in its 7th weekend in North America with $11.9-M $496.1-M taking in $1.4-B worldwide.
Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood started opening offshore in earnest. Once Upon a Time earned $53.7-M from 46 markets to score Tarantino the best start of his career in like-for-like markets, according to Sony (NYSE:SNE). The movie’s global total through Sunday is $180.5-M.
Sony and Rovio Entertainment’s animated family film The Angry Birds Movie 2 grossed an estimated $10.5-M from 3,869 theaters for the weekend proper, putting its six-day debut at $16.2-M.
Sony did celebrate Spider-Man: Far From Home surpassing the James Bond installment Skyfall ($1.1-B) Sunday to become Sony’s top-grossing film of all time globally.
Entertainment Studios’ indie shark pic 47 Meters Down: Uncaged debuted to an estimated $9-M from 2,853 locations.
New Line’s Bruce Springsteen-inspired Blinded by the Light and Annapurna’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette both bombed, becoming the latest adult-skewing, wide-release Summer titles to fail.
CinemaScores: Good Boys and The Angry Birds Movie 2 earned a B+; Where’d You Go, Bernadette, a B; 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, a C+; and Blinded by the Light, an A-.
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