Box Office Recap – 07/23/2018

‘EQUALIZER 2’ BEATS ‘MAMMA MIA’ WITH $35.8M – (07/23/2018)

Denzel Washington’s R-rated sequel outmanned the Meryl Streep and Cher-fronted Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again with an estimated $35.8 million opener. Mamma Mia raked in an estimated $34.4 million stateside, and debuted with $42.4 million abroad.

Mamma Mia opened in line with projections, but Equalizer 2 beat industry estimates. It’s the first sequel of Washington’s career, and it also outearned the first iteration, which scooped up $34.1 million in its opening weekend in 2014. The first Mamma Mia opened to $27.7 million in 2008. 

Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Melissa Leo and Bill Pullman also star in Equalizer 2. Returning stars for Mamma Mia 2 included Amanda Seyfried, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Dominic Cooper, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan and Stellan Skarsgard


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Top 10 at the Box Office, Per ComScore:

1.“The Equalizer 2,” $35.8 million.

2.“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” $34.4 million.

3.“Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,” $23.2 million.

4.“Ant-Man and the Wasp,” $16.1 million.

5.“Incredibles 2,” $11.5 million.

6.“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” $11 million.

7.“Skyscraper,” $11 million.

8.“The First Purge,” $5 million.

9.“Unfriended: Dark Web,” $3.5 million.

10.“Sorry to Bother You,” $2.8 million.