Box Office Report for the Week of August 15th

Ryan Reynolds is back in another blockbuster movie and you know what that means – instant cash. It also helps the fact that his new film, Free Guy, directed by Shawn Levy, is actually quite a lot of fun, and audiences seem to be agreeing on that as well, as the film has raked in $28.4 million at the box office this weekend.

Following behind at $10.8 million at the box office this weekend is Rodo SayaguesDon’t Breathe 2, which once again follows Stephen Lang‘s scary blind-man character Norman Nordstrom in another action-packed suspense film.

These numbers are, however, significantly down from what the first film managed to pull in in its totality. Fede Alvarez‘s original film from 2016 brought in $157.8 million at the box office during its run and while it is still early, it doesn’t look like Don’t Breathe 2 will pull in anywhere close to those numbers. Whether it’s because of the pandemic or audiences not wanting a sequel is anybody’s guess. Opening at number four with a decent $8.8 million was the Aretha Franklin biopic Respect.

Here’s the full list of the top ten films of the week:

  1. Free Guy – $28.4M – 4,165 theatres
  2. Don’t Breathe 2 – $10.6M – 3,005 theatres
  3. Jungle Cruise – $9M (-43%) – 3,900 theatres
  4. Respect – $8.8M – 3,207 theatres
  5. The Suicide Squad – $7.5M (-71%) – 4,019 theatres
  6. Old – $2.4M (-42%) – 2,641 theatres
  7. Black Widow – $2M (-49%) – 2,060 theatres
  8. Stillwater – $1.3M (-54%) – 2,179 theatres
  9. The Green Knight – $1.1M (-55%) – 1,784 theatres
  10. Space Jam: A New Legacy – $1.1M (-54%) – 2,869 theatres

Source: Box Office Pro


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Written by Caillou Pettis

Caillou Pettis is a professional film critic and has been writing about film for several years across various different publications. Ever since the age of nine, film and the art of filmmaking have been his number one passion. When hes

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