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Aug122019

A scattershot weekend at the box office. What did you see?

Since we haven't done a massive box office chart of everything in wide release (800+ screens) and the corresponding specialty titles in a month or so, let's do that shall we? What did you see on this scattershot weekend that had literally 9 new releases premiering and nothing truly dominant? After the jump the full chart and some context about The Farewell's major financial success (and Oscar dreams)...

Weekend Box Office
August 9th-11th (Actuals)
🔺 = new or expanding / ★ = recommended
W I D E
PLATFORM / LIMITED
1 Hobbs & Shaw $25.2 (cum. $108.3) REVIEW  
1 🔺 The Farewell $2 on 704 screens (cum. $10.2) PERSONAL TAKEINTERVIEW  
2 🔺  Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark $20.9 *new*
2 🔺  Maiden $258k on 173 screens (cum. $1.9)  REVIEW 
3 The Lion King  $20.2 (cum. $473.3) REVIEW
3 🔺   The Peanut Butter Falcon $204k on 17 screens *new* REVIEW 

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