Weekend Box Office (03/09/2018): Crazy Rich Asians Closes a Killer Summer

As the summer season comes to an end, the final weekend box office charts of the season pretty much sum up what a fantastic summer we had in terms of movies and overall box office earnings over the past three months.

According to reports, this year the US box office has seen a 14% rise in income, the biggest increase for the box office since 1988. This is, in part, because of a rise in ticket prices, but also the sheer amount of great releases we’ve had this year are also responsible.

This, of course, includes movies such as Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther and Incredibles 2, the latter of which has become the first animated feature film to earn more than $600 million in the domestic box office.

Anyway, onto the Weekend Box Office charts, the US saw a long three-day weekend thanks to Labor Day which likely helped boost Crazy Rich Asians’ reign at the top. Over the course of the weekend, it earned $28.3 million bringing the movie’s total domestic revenue up to $110 million.

The MEG and Mission: Impossible – Fallout are both still battling it out, with the two movies bringing in $11.9 million and $9 million, respectively, keeping them in second and third place.

In fourth place, we’ve got a new entry in the form of Operation Finale which managed to drag in an estimated $7.8 million over the three-day weekend, though the movie did launch a little earlier on a Wednesday giving it a few days head start bringing its total box office earnings up to $9.5 million.

Searching sits in fifth place, which for those who don’t know is a movie shot entirely from the point of view of computer or smartphone screens. It earned an estimated $7.6 million over the box office weekend.

That rounds out the top five quite nicely. Check out the table below for the full rundown:

  1. Crazy Rich Asians
  2. The MEG
  3. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  4. Operation Finale
  5. Searching
  6. Disney’s Christopher Robin
  7. Alpha
  8. Incredibles 2
  9. The Happytime Murders
  10. BlacKkKlansman

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