THE MEG

Box office: The Meg swimming toward $19.5 million in its second week while other genre fare fizzles

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Aug 19, 2018

Warner Bros.' The Meg is still swimming strong in its second week at the box office, on course to chomp on a domestic $19.5 million by the end of the weekend from 4,118 theaters, writes The Hollywood Reporter. Crazy Rich Asians (another WB release) will take the top spot with $21+ million, but the Jason Statham-led shark movie is still going to take a large bite out of second place at the North American box office. Abroad, it'll bring in an estimated $67 million from 55 overseas markets this weekend, bringing its overall global total to $314 million, reports Variety.

Beyond The Meg, the rest of the genre films currently in theaters won't even place in this week's roundup of top moneymakers. Crazy Rich Asians, the Mark Wahlberg crime thriller Mile 22, and prehistoric adventure Alpha are all dominating this week's box office with an estimated and combined total of $44 million or more.

Now in its third week at the box office, Paramount's Mission: Impossible - Fallout took in around $3 million on Friday, according to Box Office Mojo. This brings its domestic total to just over $173 million and its international total to nearly $463 million. 

Disney's Christopher Robin, going for Round III in theaters, took in $2.6 million Friday, for a domestic haul of $60 million and a global haul of $73 million. 

And despite an overwhelming negative reaction to Slender Man, the Sony/Screen Gems horror release made a little over $1 million on Friday. In its second week at the box office, it's made $17 million domestically and a meager $445,409 in foreign markets. 

Hopefully, genre can retake the box office next weekend with the double threat of The Happytime Murders and A.X.L.


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