Weekend Box Office: ‘Angel Has Fallen’ Succeeds with $21 Million Opening Weekend

Collider | 8/25/2019 | Allie Gemmill
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Angel Has Fallen was an unstoppable force at this weekend’s box office. The Gerard Butler-led threequel smashed through early predictions and earned $21 million domestically. It’s come very close in its first weekend take to 2016’s London Has Fallen, which earned $21.6 million when it hit theaters. Neither film has managed to crack the success of the one that kicked off the franchise, 2013’s Olympus Has Fallen, which earned $30.4 million domestically.

There were some notable switch-ups in the box office rankings, too, as new arrivals shuffled around in the rankings with established releases. The faith-based film Overcomer, starring Alex Kendrick and Priscilla C. Shirer, was made for only $5 million but has already won back its budget and then some in its first weekend. The flick, which tells the story of a high school basketball coach who helps a troubled teenager girl succeed in long-distance running, brought in $8.2 million domestically and currently sits in the number three spot.

Weekend - Studio - Movies - Families - Disney

It was another good weekend for big studio movies and especially those aimed at families. Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King brought in $8.15 million on the homefront and $30 million overseas this weekend. Meanwhile, The Angry Birds Movie 2 earned $6.3 million and Dora and the Lost City of Gold nabbed $5.2 million, all of which was...
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