The summer movie season ends with a thud as nothing makes much money


Box office round up

Well, another summer of massive blockbusters and Marvel/Disney dominating the box office has come and gone. Remember the days of surprise hits and mid-budget films making decent money in August? Those days are gone and now we are left with Labor Day weekends that have no films opening and box offices limping over an imaginary finish line. Is it the holiday film season yet?

The summer, on the whole, wasn't too terrible in terms of the box office. In fact, with only a 4% drop from last summer, which was pretty strong, it helped a struggling year-long box office slump right itself a bit. Still, there were plenty of sequels and reboots that Hollywood expected to make a lot of money this summer that did no such thing. 

Angel Has Fallen was not one of those movies so Lionsgate and Millennium have to be happy that it's opened at number one two weekends in a row. The action franchise that should not be has shown that it has every right to be even if its $14.8 million four-day weekend isn't all that much money. It's one of the rare mid-budget films that still manages to be profitable for a studio. Nice to see Good Boys in at number two as well since it's one of the few original films to release this year. 

Numbers are for the four-day holiday weekend:

1. Angel Has Fallen - $$14,800,000
2. Good Boys - $12,100,000
3. The Lion King - $9,320,000
4.  Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw - $8,210,000
5. Overcomer - $7,775,000
6. Ready or Not - $6,995,000
7. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark - $6,250,000
9. Dora and the Lost City of Gold - $5,700,000
10. The Angry Birds Movie 2 - $5,600,000

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