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Labor Day Box office: The Meg to sharpen its teeth on No. 2 spot during third week, Mission: Impossible accepts third

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Sep 2, 2018

The Meg continues to make a splash at the box office this weekend, set to take second place with around $12 million by the end of the four-day Labor Day weekend, write outlets like Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. To date, Jon Turteltaub's giant shark horror/sci-fi/action feature for Warner Bros. Pictures has taken in over $112 million domestically and over $306 million overseas, according to Box Office Mojo. That total combined is over $418 million, nothing to shake a Megalodon-sized stick at. 

Nonetheless, genre fare is still struggling to take back the top spot from Warner's Crazy Rich Asians, also going strong in its third week in theaters. 

In third place, Mission: Impossible - Fallout will add another $8 million repertoire, not a terribly great amount of money, but still respectable when you consider that it's been out for over a month now. So far, the sixth Mission offering has made $198 million in North America and $355 million globally, bringing its international total to $554.1 million.

Also debuting this weekend are the John Cho thriller Searching, which utilizes Timur Bekmambetov's Screenlife method of filmmaking. The Aneesh Chaganty-directed project should take in around $6 - $7 million. Considering it only took just over $3 million to make, that's not a bad haul at all. 

Lionsgate's Kin is on track to make $4 million, a meager total for a sci-fi movie that includes Zoë Kravitz, Jack Reynor, James Franco, and Dennis Quaid. The plot revolves around two brothers who must go on the run, armed only with an alien-like weapon of great power. 

Lastly,  Lenny Abrahamson's gothic horror movie, The Little Stranger, opened in a limited release at 474 domestic theaters and will make an estimated $400,000 by the end of Labor Day weekend. The film stars Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, and Will Poulter.