The Predator booted Tom Cruise’s The Mummy from the top spot on the lowest domestic box office opening weekend chart for live-action films released in 4,000+ theaters.* The Predator took over the (dis)honor by ringing up just $24 million over its first three days in theaters.
While the return of The Predator franchise proved to be a box office disappointment, New Line Cinema’s The Conjuring franchise continues to soar. The Nun made it over the $200 million mark at the box office in just its second weekend in theaters.
Commenting on the box office milestone, Tom Molter, Head of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, stated, “The Nun continues to scare up audiences around the world, and records are being broken in every region—particularly in Latin America and Mexico, where the popularity of star Demian Bichir has drawn fans to the cinema in big numbers. We applaud the whole cast, as well as all of the filmmakers behind The Nun, on this tremendous success.”
“This is another great milestone for New Line Cinema’s horror-verse, which continues to set new standards for the genre,” said Jeff Goldstein, President of Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. “We congratulate them and everyone involved in creating another terrifying time at the movies, including director Corin Hardy, producers James Wan and Peter Safran, and the cast, led by Demian Bichir and Taissa Farmiga.”
Next weekend The Predator will be facing competition from Michael Moore’s new political documentary, Fahrenheit 11/9. The family fantasy film The House With A Clock In Its Walls starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett as well as the dramatic film Life Itself will also be opening in theaters on November 21, 2018.
Box Office Top 10: September 14-16, 2018
- The Predator – $24,000,000
- The Nun – $18,200,000
- A Simple Favor – $16,050,000
- White Boy Rick – $8,800,000
- Crazy Rich Asians – $8,700,000
- Peppermint – $6,070,000
- The Meg – $3,805,000
- Searching – $3,200,000
- Unbroken: Path to Redemption – $2,350,000
- Mission: Impossible – Fallout – $2,315,000
The Predator Plot: “From the outer reaches of space to the to the backwoods of southern Georgia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before. And only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and an evolutionary biology professor can prevent the end of the human race.”
* – Data courtesy of Box Office Mojo.