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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

This week saw the wide release of The Meg along with smaller (though still quite large) releases of Slender Man, BlacKkKlansan, and Dog Days.

Taking the top spot was The Meg, starring Jason Statham. The film took in a solid $45.5M in its opening weekend, which is pretty solid for a movie that is a part of no existing franchise. The shark movie had a relatively mixed reception from critics, scoring a 49% on Rotten Tomatoes — but those who liked it really did seem to like it. Audiences were generally pleased, giving it a B+ CinemaScore — not great, but decent.

In the No. 2 spot is Mission: Impossible – Fallout with $19.4M, dropping only 47.3 percent from its second weekend. The real story here, however, is its worldwide figures, which put it at around $58.4M. As of right now, it puts it at $436.9M. It’s not too ridiculous in its success, but it puts it well above M:I III and within spitting distance of the original. All in all, it seems well on its way to inching its way to the top of the franchise as one of its best performers, but we’ll see if it’s able to hold strong against The Meg for the long haul.

At No. 3, Disney’s Christopher Robin takes quite the tumble to $12.9M. It’s not completely awful in terms of its drop, but given how disappointing that first weekend was, it isn’t looking too good. As of right now, the film is sporting $62.9M worldwide, and while it’s budget isn’t known, it seems like it’ll have a hard time breaking $100M.

The top 10 domestic weekend box office totals, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Monday, August 13, are below:

Meg, The – Warner Bros. – $44.5M
Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Paramount – $19.4M
Disney’s Christopher Robin – Disney – $12.9M
Slender Man – Sony – $11.4M
BlacKkKlansman – Focus Features – $10.8M
Spy Who Dumped Me, The – Lionsglate – $6.5M
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – Universal – $5.9M
Equalizer 2, The – Sony – $5.4M
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – Sony – $5.2M
Ant-Man And The Wasp – Disney – $4.1M

The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, August 12, are below:

Meg, The – Warner Bros. – $141.3M
iPartment – Multiple Chinese Distributors – $80.0M
Island, The (dir. Bo) – Multiple – $77.5M
Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Paramount – $58.4M
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – Universal – $27.3M
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – Sony – $22.2M
Incredibles 2 – Disney – $18.1M
Disney’s Christopher Robin – Disney – $16.2M
Along With The Gods: The Last 49 Days – Multiple – $16.2M
Spy Gone North, The – CJE – $15.0M

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SOURCE: 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.