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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

This past weekend saw the wide release of Crazy Rich Asians and Mile 22.

At the No. 1 spot, we have Crazy Rich Asians, taking in a hefty $25.2M at the box-office. This is fantastic for a couple of reasons. First is the fact that it featured an all-Asian leading cast, which is pretty unusual for Hollywood. This performance shows that there is demand out there for films like this, and I mean that in more than one way. Not only does it prove that diversity sells, but it also hints at the idea that audiences are maybe ready for romantic-comedies to make a big comeback…maybe?

In second place, we have The Meg with $21.2M. While that’s all fine and dandy, the bigger news here is that the movie has cracked $315M worldwide, meaning that it’s likely flipped over into the “profitable” range, which is great for a movie that a lot of people really seemed to enjoy.

In third place is Mile 22, the new Peter Berg/Mark Wahlberg collaboration. Sadly, this one didn’t seem to hit it with people, and it only took in $13.6M domestically. Even worse, it got a B- CinemaScore, meaning that those who did see it didn’t think too much of it, meaning the movie is likely not to have legs in the coming weeks at the box-office.

The top 10 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, August 19, are below:

Crazy Rich Asians – Warner Bros. – $25.2M
The Meg – Warner Bros. – $21.2M
Mile 22 – STX Entertainment – $13.6M
Alpha – Studio 8 – $10.5M
Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Paramount – $10.5M
Disney’s Christopher Robin – Disney – $8.9M
BlacKkKlansman – Focus Features – $7.0M
Slender Man – ScreenGems – $4.9M
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – Sony – $3.7M
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – Universal – $3.4M

The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, August 19, are below:

Meg, The – Warner Bros. – $88.2M
Island, The (dir. Bo) – Multiple – $38.7M
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – Sony – $32.0M
Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Paramount – $31.0M
Crazy Rich Asians – Warner Bros. – $25.9M
Equalizer 2, The – Sony – $20.3M
Europe Raiders – Multiple – $19.5M
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – Universal – $18.7M
Go Brother! – WANDA – $17.7M
Disney’s Christopher Robin – Disney – $16.7M

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SOURCE: comScore, Box Office Mojo

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.