The week's other new entry, the Open Road animated release "Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature", edged just above "The Dark Tower", with $8.9 million. This weekend's top ten was down more than 30% from previous year at this time when Suicide Squad led with $43.5 million and Sausage Party opened to $34 million.
And, finally, let's all give a round of applause to Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman, which officially crossed over the $400M domestic line just as the weekend rolled around.
The dog days of summer got a little boost thanks to the return of one of this decade's premier horror franchises, but there wasn't much else of note happening at the box office.
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What're you folks doing with your weekend? It's the sequel that no one asked for and still got, with many critics giving it negative reviews (it now has an 11% on Rotten Tomatoes).
Feedback on the $15 million prequel was largely on the positive side, far stronger than notices for the 2014 original.
Actress Sophia Lillis at the premiere of "Annabelle: Creation" in Hollywood on August 7. The previous Annabelle also earned an unbelievable $172 million overseas, so the party is just getting started for the scary doll and her victims. The movie, starring Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah, took in $6.5 million in its fourth week to bring its total to $97.2 million.
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The top ten films grossed an estimated $97.1M which was down 37% from a year ago when Suicide Squad remained at number one with $43.5M; and down 25% from 2015 when Straight Outta Compton shocked the world with a $60.2M opening.
Next weekend sees the arrival of two new films: Logan Lucky and The Hitman's Bodyguard. That was bettered, though, by the $47,000-per-screen average of Neon's "Ingrid Goes West", with Aubrey Plaza, on three screens. And A24's Robert Pattinson-starrer "Good Time" is opening in four theaters to $137,625. Worldwide markets have contributed $210 million so far. They chose to release a sequel into an ultra-wide 4,003 theaters and The Nut Job 2 crashed and burned on impact with an estimated $8.9M for a per screen average of only $2,232.
"Girls Trip", $6.5 million ($1.4 million international). Rounding out the top 10 was the hot and heavy action of Atomic Blondewhich raked in an additional $4.5M, according to estimates, bringing its total after three weeks to $42.8M. With $7.9 million from 3,451 locations, the movie looks to slip 59 percent from its first frame.
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