Go figure that people would rather watch the sequel to a 2014 action film that itself was based on an old TV series than watch the sequel to a 2008 musical film based on a popular Broadway production. Course the former, The Equalizer 2, is an installment of a franchise based on stimulation while the latter, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!, attempts to recapture the magic of the first film while, unlike that first film, not being based on any former material. Still, it came close. While both new releases, The Equalizer 2 edged out Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! for first place by a little more than $1 million. Specifically, The Equalizer 2 made $35.8 million while Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! made $34.3 million. Combined with the $3.3 million it made overseas, The Equalizer 2 stands at $39.1 million globally. In second place, while being beat domestically, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! was heavily aided internationally with $42.4 million which made it’s global total $76.7 million.
In third place, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation made $23.1 million, bringing it’s domestic total up to $91 million which, combined with it’s international total of $115.6 million, brings it’s global total to $206.6 million.
In fourth place, Ant-Man and the Wasp made $16.1 million. It currently has a global total of $353.5 million, $164.6 million domestically and $188.9 million internationally.
In fifth place, Incredibles 2 inches it’s way to a $1 billion globally, currently standing at $940.4 million after making $11.5 million this weekend. Domestically the film stands at $557.3 million while internationally the film stands at $383.1 million.
Following closely behind, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Skyscraper came in sixth and seventh place, bringing in $11 million and $10.9 million, respectively. Fallen Kingdom currently has a global total of $1.1 billion, $383.9 million domestically and $813 million internationally. Skyscraper is sadly looking to be a flop, currently standing at global total of $131.8 million, $46.7 million domestically and $85.1 million internationally. Given Skyscraper was made for a hefty $125 million and not even accounting for marketing, it will be a miracle if the film even breaks even at this point.
In eighth place, The First Purge brought in $4.9 million, bringing it’s domestic total to $60.1 million. Just on that alone, given it’s $13 million budget, the film is already a success, but accounting for it’s $36.3 million international total, it’s global total of $96.4 million makes it a box office smash. It’s really no wonder a show is coming based on this premise (See the new Comic-Con trailer for it here).
Rounding out the top ten, fellow new release Unfriended: Dark Web and Sorry to Bother You came in ninth and tenth place, respectively. Unfriended: Dark Web made $3.4 million domestically which, with no international release, makes that it’s global total as well. Sorry to Bother You also hasn’t been released internationally so it’s current domestic total of $10.2 million is also it’s global total.
That rounds out the top ten at the box office this weekend. Stay tuned!