The raunchy adult comedy Good Boys outraced Hobbs & Shaw at the Weekend Box Office for August 16-18. The Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg-produced comedy was a hit with audiences for $21 million in its first week of release. The story focuses on three pre-teen boys trying to get to a “kissing party,” and the comedic elements resonated with both fans and critics.
In second place was Hobbs & Shaw, the Dwayne Johnson-Jason Statham spin-off of the popular Fast & Furious franchise. Hobbs & Shaw made another $14.1 million in its third week of release, and it has made $131.7 million since its premiere. Universal hopes this spin-off will, well, spin off into its own franchise, but with a budget of $200 million, it has yet to make back its budget domestically.
Disney’s The Lion King proved that is still had some punch in its roar, now in its fifth week of release. The hyper-realistic animated remake pulled in $11.9 million, and has proven to be a massive hit for the house of mouse. There is already talk of a sequel, but it may not follow the direct-to-video stories that Disney released in the late 1990s.
The Angry Birds Movie 2 was fourth with $10.5 million. The animated sequel is in its first week of release and did well against the heavy hitter in the top five.
Lionsgate’s Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark rounded out the top five at the weekend box office for August 16-18 scaring up another $10 million in its second weekend of release.
Here is the top 10 films at the Weekend Box Office for August 16-18, according to Box Office Mojo.
- Good Boys – Universal – $21,000,000
- Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw – Universal – $14,140,000
- The Lion King – Disney – $11,900,000
- The Angry Birds Movie 2 – Sony – $10,500,000
- Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – Lionsgate – $10,050,000
- 47 Meters Down: Uncaged – Entertainment Studios – $9,000,000
- Dora and the Lost City of Gold – Paramount – $8,500,000
- Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Sony – $7,600,000
- Blinded By The Light – Warner Bros. – $4,450,000
- The Art of Racing in the Rain – Fox – $4,403,000
Next weekend sees the release of the action sequel Angel Has Fallen and the horror thriller Ready or Not, which actually opens on Wednesday. There are a handful of smaller releases opening next weekend as well. The rush of smaller releases signals the beginning of awards season, as studios look to get their films on movie screens to be eligible for consideration.
Check back next week for the Weekend Box Office results for August 23-25.