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Saturday Update: Tom Cruise, writer/director Christopher McQuarrie, and Paramount remained atop the box office on Friday as Mission: Impossible – Fallout added $9.85 million in its eighth day of domestic play, giving it $99.34 million thus far — nearly 14 percent ahead of the pace of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation through the same point in release. We’re projecting a strong sophomore weekend take between $32-34 million.


Disney’s Christopher Robin opened in second place with a solid $9.465 million opening day. For comparison purposes, that’s 36 percent higher than the $6.95 million first day of Pete’s Dragon two Augusts ago, setting the stage for a weekend debut within the realm of expectations at the high end of the $20 million range, with an outside shot at $30 million depending on the strength of Saturday and Sunday’s matinee business.


The Spy Who Dumped Me scored $5 million on opening day Friday, coming in on the low end of pre-release expectations but still in a position to develop staying power as one of the few late summer releases aimed at a female audience. Current projections indicate an opening weekend between $12-14 million.


The Darkest Minds took in $2.315 million yesterday and appears to be on course of a weekend debut between $5-6 million.


Meanwhile, Eighth Grade expanded into semi-wide release with a healthy $1.005 million from 1,084 locations on Friday, Death of a Nation bowed to $950,000 from 1,005 theaters, and Blindspotting took in $194,000 from 523 locations.


This weekend’s early estimates are below. Full studio estimates to follow on Sunday.


Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic)

FRI, AUG. 3 – SUN, AUG. 5


WIDE (1000+)



#
TITLE
WEEKEND

LOCATIONS

AVG.
TOTAL
WKS.
DIST.




1
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
$33,000,000
-46%
4,395
9
$7,509
$122,487,371
2
Paramount


2
Disney’s Christopher Robin
$27,700,000

3,602

$7,690
$27,700,000
1
Disney


3
The Spy Who Dumped Me
$12,700,000

3,111

$4,082
$12,700,000
1
Lionsgate


4
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
$8,900,000
-41%
3,359
-155
$2,650
$91,144,550
3
Universal Pictures


5
The Equalizer 2
$8,400,000
-40%
2,725
-663
$3,083
$79,456,265
3
Sony / Columbia


6
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
$8,200,000
-33%
3,162
-843
$2,593
$136,455,881
6
Sony / Columbia


7
Ant-Man and the Wasp
$6,000,000
-32%
2,233
-780
$2,687
$195,281,435
5
Disney


8
The Darkest Minds
$5,600,000

3,127

$1,791
$5,600,000
1
20th Century Fox


9
Incredibles 2
$5,000,000
-31%
1,802
-814
$2,775
$583,132,290
8
Disney


10
Teen Titans GO! to the Movies
$4,500,000
-57%
3,188
0
$1,412
$20,424,557
2
Warner Bros.


11
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
$3,900,000
-42%
1,914
-771
$2,038
$405,508,075
7
Universal


12
Eighth Grade
$2,700,000
113%
1,084
926
$2,491
$6,411,474
4
A24


13
Death of a Nation
$2,500,000

1,005

$2,488
$2,500,000
1
Quality Flix / Pure Flix


14
Skyscraper
$2,100,000
-61%
1,523
-1250
$1,379
$64,330,165
4
Universal Pictures





LIMITED (100 — 999)



#
TITLE
WEEKEND

LOCATIONS

AVG.
TOTAL
WKS.
DIST.




1
The First Purge
$915,000
-59%
708
-692
$1,292
$67,743,080
5
Universal Pictures


2
Sorry To Bother You
$750,000
-45%
404
-398
$1,856
$14,856,602
5
Annapurna Pictures


3
Blindspotting
$575,000
-55%
523
0
$1,099
$3,087,486
3
Lionsgate / Summit


4
Sicario: Day of the Soldado
$350,000
-48%
216
-358
$1,620
$49,422,390
6
Sony / Black Label


5
Avengers: Infinity War
$250,000
-38%
205
-87
$1,220
$678,066,833
15
Disney


6
Uncle Drew
$215,000
-56%
202
-330
$1,064
$41,901,816
6
Lionsgate / Summit


7
Solo: A Star Wars Story
$190,000
25%
200
35
$950
$213,026,501
11
Disney


8
Deadpool 2
$175,000
-37%
196
-71
$893
$318,014,529
12
Fox





PLATFORM (1 — 99)



#
TITLE
WEEKEND

LOCATIONS

AVG.
TOTAL
WKS.
DIST.




1
Black Panther
$47,000
1779%
25
10
$1,880
$700,016,026
25
Disney



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Friday Update: Disney reports this morning that Christopher Robin brought in an estimated $1.5 million from Thursday night’s opening shows. For comparison purposes, that comes in 15 percent ahead of A Wrinkle In Time ($1.3 million) and 92 percent ahead of The BFG ($780,000). Other weekend comps like Peter Rabbit and, notably, Pete’s Dragon did not hold Thursday night opening shows.


The Spy Who Dumped Me earned $950,000 for Lionsgate last night, coming in at less than half of Bad Moms‘ $2.0 million and somewhat ahead of Rough Night‘s $700,000.


Fox’s The Darkest Minds posted $550,000 in its start — half of If I Stay‘s $1.1 million August debut four years ago and slightly ahead of The 5th Wave‘s $480,000 January start in 2016.


Meanwhile, Paramount’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout remains expected to give Robin a fight for first place in the former’s second weekend of play.


Follow Boxoffice throughout the weekend for further updates.


The post Weekend Estimates: ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ ($32M+) Repeats; ‘Christopher Robin’ ($27M+) Healthy; ‘Spy Who Dumped Me’ Eyes $12M+ appeared first on BoxOffice Pro.




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