Box Office: The Meg opens #1, M:I hits $15m, Mamma Mia passes $20m

Mediaweek editor James Manning examines the latest box office report.

Four new releases and another in previews flooded the top 10 over the weekend with two of those new releases finding a home in the top five.

The box office again hovered above $10m, but was actually up 7% on the previous weekend.

#1 The Meg $3.40m


The fantasy thriller opened on 413 screens with a screen average of $8,243. The movie is another hit that can go on the CV of busy Ruby Rose, who plays Jaxx Herd in the film.

#2 Mission: Impossible – Fallout $1.85m

A third weekend on the chart sees the movie shed 316 screens to 300. Screen average was just over $6,000 with total box office passing $15m.

#3 BlacKkKlansman $1.04m

Spike Lee’s biographical drama just made it over $1m with a screen average of $4,087 from its 255 screens.

#4 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again $1.0m

A fifth weekend in the top five for the hit musical, which holds on close to 350 screens, returning it a screen average of $2,908 over the weekend as total box office passed $20m.

#5 The Spy Who Dumped Me $724,000

The comedy hovers in the top five for a second weekend with takings down 52% from its opening with 289 screens returning an average of $2,506 per screen.

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