Box Office - 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark', 'Dora and the Lost City of Gold', 'The Art of Racing in the Rain' and 'The Kitchen'
As the summer winds down, so does the scale of the films released. We’re in August now and Hobb’s and Shaw, the last big summer movie of the season, is in its second week, which leaves a good opening for Dora and Scary Stories to swoop in and mint some decent counter-programming dollars. Let’s take a look at the numbers for this past weekend below:
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (Lionsgate)
Box Office: $20.9
The Guillermo Del Toro produced horror film based off of the creepy book of the same name debuted to a better-than-expected $20.9 million, which off of a $25 million budget is about right where it should be. The review have been pretty good and audiences seem to think it’s alright, so maybe there are some decent legs in store for this one. Look for Scary Stories to finish up around $50-55 million barring a complete collapse in the coming weekends.
Dora and the Lost City of Gold (Paramount)
Box Office: $17.4 million
Dora, which is basically an Indiana Jones film for kids, a fairly economic $49 million to produce, grossed a mediocre $17.4 million. The film received surprisingly decent reviews which bodes well going forward as families will likely see it as a decent diversion going forward. Look for Dora and the Lost City of Gold to end up around the $50 million mark by the time it leaves theaters, which might just barely be enough if it picks up steam overseas.
The Art of Racing in the Rain (Fox)
Box Office: $8.1 million
The latest in the running of sad dog-based movies is Fox’s The Art of Racing in the Rain. The film received middling reviews and didn’t make much this weekend. The film only grossed $8.1 million at the box office this weekend and will likely fade from memory quickly. The film will probably make it past the $20 million mark by the end of its run, but will be lucky to get much further than that.
The Kitchen (WB)
Box Office: $5.3 million
And the most forgettable movie title of the year goes to….what was it? Oh, The Kitchen! The Kitchen grossed a disappointing $5.3 million, and judging by the lackluster reception, it’s not going to be sticking around for long. Look for The Kitchen to gross around $15 million by the time it wraps up its domestic run.
The Top 10
1. Hobbs & Shaw - $25.3 million (-57.9%) $108.4 million
2. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark - $20.9 million (NEW) $20.9 million
3. The Lion King - $20.2 million (-47.5%) $473.3 million
4. Dora and the Lost City of Gold - $17.4 million (NEW) $17.4 million
5. Once Upon A Time in Hollywood - $11.7 million (-41.8%) $100.4 million
6. The Art of Racing in the Rain - $8.1 million (NEW) $8.1 million
7. The Kitchen - $5.3 million (NEW) $5.3 million
8. Spider-Man: Far From Home - $5.3 million (-33.2%) $371 million
9. Toy Story 4 - $4.5 million (-38.4%) $419.7 million
10. Bring On the Soul - $2.4 million (NEW) $2.4 million
Source: Box Office Mojo, IMDB