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Box Office: August 17-19, 2018: CRAZY RICH ASIANS, THE MEG, MILES 22, & More

Henry Golding Constance Wu Crazy Rich Asians

Box Office August 17-19, 2018

Crazy Rich Asians premiered in the Number One spot at the box office over the weekend with $25.2 Million. The all Asian cast beat all expectations, landing at the top of the box office this weekend.

The Meg was Second at the box office this weekend with $21.1 Million.

Mile 22 premiered in Third Place with $13.6 Million.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout was Fourth with $10.5 Million for $180.7 Million so far. World-wide, Mission: Impossible – Fallout has made $501.4 Million.

Alpha premiered in Fifth Place with $10.5 Million.

Christopher Robin, BlacKkKlansman, Slender Man, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, and Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! rounded out the top Ten respectively.

The films in the Top Ten that opened this weekend at the box office:

Crazy Rich Asians is a 2018 American romantic comedy-drama film based on Kevin Kwan’s novel of the same name. Produced by Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson of Color Force, it is directed by Jon M. Chu. The film stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina, Nico Santos, Lisa Lu, Ken Jeong, and Michelle Yeoh, and follows a young Asian American woman who travels to meet her boyfriend’s family, only to find them to be among the richest in Singapore.

Mile 22 is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by Peter Berg and written by Lea Carpenter, from a story by Carpenter and Graham Roland. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, John Malkovich, Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais, Ronda Rousey, and follows an elite CIA task force, composed of paramilitary officers from Ground Branch of Special Activities Division, that has to escort a high-priority asset 22 miles to an extraction point while being hunted by terrorists.

Alpha is a 2018 American historical drama adventure film directed by Albert Hughes and written by Daniele Sebastian Wiedenhaupt, from a story by Hughes. The film stars Kodi Smit-McPhee, Leonor Varela, and Jens Hultén, and follows a young hunter who befriends an injured wolf during the Ice Age.

Next week sees the release of: The Happytime Murders, A.X.L., Papillon, and a plethora of other mainstream and independent films. Find my predictions on these releases in the weekly The Bottom Line column. A preview: The Happytime Murders will be Number One at the box office next weekend.

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