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Can Pennywise and 'It: Chapter Two' Lead to Another Record Breaking September?

SATURDAY AM UPDATE: Warner Bros. and New Line's It: Chapter Two brought in an estimated $37.4 million on Friday and is expected to deliver a $90+ million three-day debut. The opening day performance is approximately $13 million behind the first film, which saw Saturday's gross dip -11% and audiences seem to be responding to the second film in the same way they did the first film, giving it a "B+" CinemaScore, the same as the 2017 film.

'Angel Has Fallen' Tops Labor Day Weekend Box Office as Summer Season Comes to a Close

This weekend sees the 2019 summer movie season come to a close with the second worst weekend of the year so far, in which the top twelve generated a combined $69.5 million. The summer performance currently ranks as the eighth largest summer of all-time, in which the domestic box office generated $4.22 billion, down ~4% compared to last year's summer total which actually saw the box office rise considerably compared to the dismal 2017 summer season.

'Angel Has Fallen' Looks to Lead Light Labor Day Weekend

As the summer movie season comes to a close, we're looking at what is likely to be the second worst weekend of the year so far. There are no major new wide releases, though there are a couple of moderate debuts in Don't Let Go and Bennett's War, yet both are likely to fall outside the top ten. That said, the landscape should be nicely cleared out for what should be a strong opening next week for Warner Bros. and New Line's It: Chapter Two as the fall movie season hopes to get off to a strong start.

'Angel Has Fallen' Rises to Weekend #1 as 'Hobbs & Shaw' Delivers in China Bow

Lionsgate and Millennium's Angel Has Fallen outperformed expectations with a strong #1 debut, nearly matching its predecessor and giving Lionsgate its second #1 film of the year after John Wick 3. Also over-performing was Sony and AFFIRM's Overcomer while Universal's Hobbs & Shaw debuted in China with the largest August opening ever in the market.

'Angel has Fallen' Looks to Rise to Weekend #1

SATURDAY AM UPDATE: Lionsgate and Millennium's Angel Has Fallen debuted with an estimated $7.9 million on Friday and is looking to top pre-weekend expectations and lead the weekend with a $20+ million three-day. The film received an "A-" CinemaScore from opening day audiences, matching the CinemaScore for its two predecessors.

'Good Boys' Gives Universal Its Third Straight Weekend #1

Universal scored a strong performance this weekend from their new R-rated comedy Good Boys, which out performed expectations and took the top spot at the weekend box office. The studio also scored a second place finish with Hobbs & Shaw over a weekend that saw yet another five new wide releases hit theaters. However, outside of Good Boys, the weekend's four other newcomers mostly struggled over the weekend, which includes WB's Blinded by the Light narrowly finding its way into the top ten while UAR's Where'd You Go, Bernadette fell short.

'Hobbs & Shaw' Looks to Once Again Fend Off a Flurry of New Releases

SATURDAY AM UPDATE: The potential for a Good Boys over performance we suggested in our preview below is coming to life as the film followed up strong preview showing with an $8.3 million Friday (including $2.1 million in previews). Universal is anticipating the film will result in a $20.8 million three-day, giving the studio their third straight weekend #1 as they cross $1 billion at the domestic box office for the year. The film received a "B+" CinemaScore from opening day audiences.

'Scary Stories' Leads Newcomers with $20.8M Debut as 'Hobbs & Shaw' Repeats at #1

It wasn't as close a race at the top of the weekend box office as we thought it might be heading into the weekend as Universal's Hobbs & Shaw held on much better than expected and easily retained the #1 spot for a second week in a row. As for the weekend's crowd of six new wide releases, CBS Films, eOne and Lionsgate's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark led the way with nearly $21 million, followed by a decent performance from Paramount's Dora and the Lost City of Gold while Trafalgar's release of Bring the Soul: The Movie appears to have eked its way into the top ten.

Holdovers Look to Fend Off Five New Wide Releases in Battle for Weekend #1

SATURDAY AM UPDATE: Lionsgate's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is leading the weekend's crop of newcomers, bringing in an estimated $8.76 million on Friday and is currently expected to deliver a $20+ million three-day performance. The film received a "C" CinemaScore from opening day audiences.

'Fast & Furious' Spin-Off, 'Hobbs & Shaw', Off to $180 Million Global Launch

The Fast & Furious franchise has yet again delivered a #1 opener with the franchise spin-off Hobbs & Shaw taking the top spot at this weekend's box office. Overall the weekend showed improvement over the same weekend last year for the third straight week in a row and on top of Hobbs & Shaw, continued strong performances from The Lion King, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and the platform release of A24's The Farewell helped what has been a bit of a late summer surge at the domestic box office.

'Fast & Furious' Spin-Off, 'Hobbs & Shaw', is Ready to Race to a #1 Weekend Finish

SATURDAY AM UPDATE: Universal's Hobbs & Shaw led the way on Friday with an estimated $23.7 million. The film is expected to deliver a three-day around $60+ million, which is right on expectations. Opening day audiences scored the film with an "A-" CinemaScore, which is just shy of the "A" score the last four Fast & Furious films.

'Lion King' Repeats at #1 While Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time...' Rings Up $40M Debut

While the weekend wasn't quite as large as anticipated, it was still the second straight weekend to top the same weekend last year. Leading the way for a second weekend in a row was Disney's The Lion King as it will soon top $1 billion worldwide, followed by a $40 million debut for Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, serving as the director's largest three-day debut to date. Additionally, A24's The Farewell found a spot in the top ten playing in just 135 locations while both Spider-Man: Far from Home and Aladdin topped $1 billion globally this weekend. Quentin Tarantino

'Lion King' Ready to Repeat as Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time...' Debuts

SATURDAY AM UPDATE: Sony's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood delivered an estimated $16.85 million on Friday, including $5.8 million from Thursday night previews. At this time, the film is looking at a $40-42 million debut. Opening day audiences gave the film a "B" CinemaScore.

'The Lion King' Debuts with Record $185M & 'Endgame' Becomes Global #1

Yet again, it took another Disney film to energize the weekend box office as this was the first weekend in the last six to top the same weekend last year and it's all thanks to Disney's The Lion King, which topped the weekend box office with a record $185 million, surpassing the total gross for the same weekend last year all on its own. Disney's success this weekend didn't end there, either, as Avengers: Endgame surpassed Avatar to become the highest grossing worldwide release of all-time.

Disney's 'The Lion King' Looks to Roar at the Weekend Box Office

SATURDAY AM UPDATE: With an estimated $78.5 million on Friday, Disney's The Lion King is on its way to a three-day performance around $190 million if not higher. On top of that, audiences appear to be enjoying what they're seeing, giving the film an "A" CinemaScore in contrast to the mixed-to-negative reviews from film critics.

'Spider-Man: Far from Home' Repeats at #1, Nearing $850 Million Worldwide

It was a repeat weekend for last week's top two films as Sony's Spider-Man: Far from Home topped the weekend while nearing $850 million globally and Disney and Pixar's Toy Story 4 found itself in the runner-up position while becoming the fifth largest Pixar release domestically ever. As for the weekend's new wide releases, both played mostly to expectations with Paramount's Crawl finishing in third and Disney's release of Fox's Stuber landing in fourth.

Don't Look for 'Crawl' or 'Stuber' to Ignite the Summer Box Office

SATURDAY AM UPDATE: Paramount's Crawl delivered an estimated $4.3 million on Friday and is currently looking at a $10-11 million debut. The film received a "B" CinemaScore from opening day crowds.

'Spider-Man: Far from Home' Delivers Record $185 Million Opening

It has been a while since we saw a sequel deliver on expectations, but, this weekend, Sony's Spider-Man: Far from Home delivered the largest six-day opening ever for a Tuesday release, leading the weekend box office and helping the top 12 outperform the same weekend last year for the first time in four weeks. Meanwhile, A24's Midsommar delivered the largest indie opening of the year while landing just outside the weekend top five.

'Spider-Man: Far from Home' Hopes to Set Off Some Box Office Fireworks

SATURDAY AM UPDATE: Sony's Spider-Man: Far from Home brought in an estimated $32.5 million on Friday, pushing the film's domestic gross just shy of $125 million after four days in release. At this point the film is looking to deliver anywhere from $180-190 million in its first six days of release. The film received an "A" CinemaScore from opening day audiences.

'Toy Story 4' Looks to Repeat at Weekend Box Office Over 'Annabelle' & 'Yesterday'

New releases have seen some struggles as of late, with several summer sequels debuting well below expectations and this weekend sees yet another sequel in Annabelle Comes Home attempting to avoid a similar fate. On top of that, Universal unveils an original project in Danny Boyle's Yesterday looking to ride a wave of positivity into the weekend.
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