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“The Equalizer 2” Narrowly Beats “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” At US Box Office

“The Equalizer 2” tops “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” at the US weekend box office.

The Equalizer 2 by Glen Wilson/CTMG/Sony Pictures

New releases “The Equalizer 2” and “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” predictably earn the top two slots at the US weekend box office.

Based on studio estimates, the former takes first place. It is expected to close the weekend with $35.8 million.

“Mamma Mia!” lands in second with an estimated $34.4 million.

Both films outperformed their predecessors. The first “Equalizer” earned $34.1 million in its inaugural weekend, while the original “Mamma Mia!” grabbed $27.8 million.

“Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,” last weekend’s winner, follows at #3 on this weekend’s chart. It earned another $23.2 million, bringing its cumulative total to $91.1 million.

Down two places, “Ant-Man And The Wasp” takes #4 with $16.1 million (cume now $164.6 million). “Incredibles 2” concurrently falls one place to #5. It added $11.5 million to its running total (cume now $557.3 million).

— “Unfriended: Dark Web,” which launched on just under 1550 screens, takes ninth place with $3.5 million.


Written by Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson's tenure at Headline Planet dates back to its 2002 origins. He played a pivotal role in the publication's evolution into an entertainment powerhouse.

Today, he focuses intently on movie and box office coverage. He also contributes stories on alternative areas like pro wrestling and mixed martial arts.

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