"Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" began solid $ 3.4 million at 2,850 North American locations on Thursday night, starting at 7:00 pm.
That was enough for the musical to surpass Denzel Washington's "The Equalizer 2", which started with $ 3.1 million at 2,934 pages Thursday preview, which started at 4 pm Thursday (19659002) After the musical "Mamma Mia " As of 2008, Universal is conducting a three-day tour of $ 30 million to $ 36 million when it opens in over 3,317 venues. Its predecessor opened the same weekend with $ 27 million a decade ago, closing at $ 145 million domestically and $ 615 million globally with a budget of $ 52 million.
"Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" is both a sequel and a prequel, again highlighted by ABBA songs. Most of the original cast ̵
Sony's "The Equalizer 2" is shooting 3,388 recordings this weekend for $ 27- $ 32 million with the studio projecting at the bottom of those numbers. Washington plays his role as retired CIA agent Robert McCall in the first installment of Washington's career. Antoine Fuqua returned to lead the film, starring Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Melissa Leo and Bill Pullman. McCall sets out to avenge the murder of Leo's character as he fends off a string of assassins.
If the estimates are correct, "Equalizer 2" will have a shorter opening weekend than the first movie. Despite lukewarm reviews, "The Equalizer" opened in 2014 with $ 35 million – including Thursday previews of $ 1.5 million at 2,693 locations – and generated $ 192 million worldwide, including $ 101 million in North America. Critical reception for "Equalizer 2" has been mixed and stands at Rotten Tomatoes at 47%.
Sony's second weekend at the "Hotel Transylvania: Summer Vacation" will take the rest of the pack in third place with approximately $ 20- $ 25 million, followed by the third weekend of Disney-Marvel's "Ant-Man and the Wasp" about $ 15 million and the second frame of Dwayne Johnson's "Skyscraper" at around $ 10 million.
BH Tilt also opens horror sequel to "Unfriended: Dark Web," which was forecasted at 1,549 locations this weekend for a start at between $ 6 and $ 8 million. The original Blumhouse found footage "Unfriended" was doubled in 2014 to $ 15.8 million on the way to a final domestic total of $ 32.5 million. "Dark Web" follows a group of friends – Colin Woodell, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Betty Gabriel and Andrew Lee – who discover a laptop with disturbing files.
Domestic box office rose in the second quarter, thanks to "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Incredibles 2". According to comScore, total revenue in the year 2018 increased by 7.9% to 6.89 billion US dollars. Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at comScore, noted that all three openers are also sequels, with the sixth "Mission: Impossible" movie coming this weekend.
"We are now about two-thirds of the way through a summer, which is a solid 11.8% ahead of last year, and most importantly, July was a star-studded affair with Meryl Streep and Denzel Washington as the last in their ranks are coming, and of course Tom Cruise has come to power on deck with "Mission: Impossible – Fallout" coming to power in cinemas next week to bolster the momentum of buying tickets at the multiplex, "he added.