The third action movie “Angel Has Fallen”, with Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman in distribution, debuted at the US box office over the weekend, with revenue of $ 21.2 million.
Following an attack on US President Morgan Freeman, his bodyguard, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), is charged. Once he manages to get away from the authorities, the agent is given general prosecution, so he must be one step ahead of the FBI to unmask the true perpetrators of the attack.
The proceeds generated by “Angel Has Fallen” in the first weekend approached those of the predecessor, “London Has Fallen” (2016), of $ 21.6 million. The first movie in the series, “Olympus Has Fallen” (2013), debuted with $ 30.4 million, according to boxofficemojo.com.
The comedy “Good Boys”, directed by Gene Stupnitsky and produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, went down to a second place, after generating $ 11.7 million in the second weekend of the premiere.
The “Overcomer” drama, directed by Alex Kendrick, with Stephan Kendrick in the lead role, debuted in third place, with revenues of $ 8.2 million. The film tells the story of a basketball coach who voluntarily helps a troubled teenager participate in a cross country.
The live-action feature film “The Lion King”, directed by Jon Favreau, ranked fourth, down one position. In the sixth weekend since the debut on the big US screens, the movie – for which they lent their voices, Beyonce Knowles, Donald Glover, and James Earl Jones – generated $ 8.15 million in revenue.
The action movie “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw”, with Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham and Idris Elba in distribution, dropped three places, to five, after, in the fourth weekend after launch, it generated revenue from $ 8.14 million.
The horror thriller “Ready or Not”, featuring Samara Weaving, Adam Brody and Andie MacDowell in distribution, debuted in sixth place with $ 7.5 million in revenue.
The animated “The Angry Birds Movie 2” went down three places in the standings, after the second weekend since its debut, in which it generated revenues of $ 6.3 million.
The horror movie “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”, directed by André Øvredal, went down three places, up to eight, with $ 6 million in premiere weekend.
Three places also fell in the top and the adventure film “Dora and the Lost City of Gold”, directed by James Bobin, ranked ninth. In the third weekend, the film generated revenues of 5.2 million dollars.
Quentin Tarantino’s ninth feature film, “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Al Pacino, and Margot Robbie, ranked 10th on the list. Since its release, the movie has generated $ 5 million in revenue. With a budget of $ 90 million, production has so far generated around $ 240 million in revenue.