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Box Office: July 20-22, 2018: THE EQUALIZER 2, MAMMA MIA 2, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3, & More

Denzel Washington The Equalizer 2

Box Office July 20-22, 2018

The Equalizer 2 premiered in the Number One spot at the box office over the weekend with $35.8 Million. That is 1.6 Million more than the first Equalizer film opened with four years ago.

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! premiered in Second Place with $34.3 Million. That is $7 Million more than the first Mamma Mia film opened with two years ago.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation was Third with $23.1 Million.

Ant-Man and the Wasp was Fourth with $16.1 Million for $538.5 Million so far in the United States. World-wide, Ant-Man and the Wasp has made over $283.7 Million.

Incredibles 2 was Fifth with $11.5 Million for $557.3 Million so far in the United States. World-wide, Incredibles 2 has made over 940.4 Million.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Skyscraper, The First Purge, Unfriended: Dark Web, and Sorry to Bother You rounded out the top Ten respectively.

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

The Equalizer 2 (sometimes promoted as The Equalizer II or EQ2) is a 2018 American thriller film[3][4] directed by Antoine Fuqua. It is a sequel to the 2014 film The Equalizer, which was based on the TV series of the same name. The film stars Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Melissa Leo, and Bill Pullman, and follows retired CIA agent Robert McCall as he sets out on a path of revenge after one of his friends is killed. It is the fourth collaboration between Washington and Fuqua, following the first film, Training Day (2001) and The Magnificent Seven (2016).

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (also known as Mamma Mia! 2 or Mamma Mia! 2: Here We Go Again) is a 2018 jukebox musical romantic comedy film directed and written by Ol Parker, from a story by Parker, Catherine Johnson, and Richard Curtis. It is a follow-up to the 2008 film Mamma Mia!, which in turn is based on the musical of the same name. The film stars Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Dominic Cooper, Cher, and Meryl Streep. Both a prequel and a sequel, the plot is set after the events of the first film but also features flashbacks to 1979 to tell the story of how Donna came to be on the island of Kalokairi and trying to figure out who fathered her daughter, Sophie.

Next week sees the release of: Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Teen Titans Go! To The Movies, and a plethora of other mainstream and independent films. Find my predictions on these releases in the weekly Now In-Theater column. A preview: Mission: Impossible – Fallout will be Number One at the box office over weekend.

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