'Crazy Rich Asians' tops the weekend as 'Mile 22' and 'Alpha' underperform

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As expected, Jon M. Chu’s Crazy Rich Asians came in at number one over the weekend, its five-day $34 million cume ($25.2 million three-day) topping industry expectations. Positive reviews and an A CinemaScore point to a likely strong hold over the coming weeks.

Less successful were Crazy Rich Asians’ fellow new releases Mile 22 and Alpha, earning $13.6 million and $10.5 million, respectively. The underperformance of those two films left room for last week’s champ The Meg (weekend gross $21.1 million, total gross $83.7 million) to sit pretty at the number two spot, giving Warner Bros. the first and second places at the box office. Rounding out the top five was Mission: Impossible - Fallout, which matched Alpha’s $10.5 million in its fourth weekend.

The weekend’s highest per-theatre average went to Sony Pictures Classics’ The Wife, which debuted to $111,137 on four screens for a PTA of $27,784. Also new to theatres in limited release were We the Animals ($66,261 on three screens); Juliet, Naked ($60,922 on four screens); Blaze ($45,342 on three screens) and Memoir of War ($10,710 on two screens).