‘The Predator’ gobbles up competition

September 18, 2018

LOS ANGELES — “The Predator” is at the top of the food chain in its first weekend in theaters.

20th Century Fox said Sunday that the film earned an estimated $24 million from more than 4,000 North American theaters.

But with an $88 million production price tag, the Shane Black-directed installment in the 30-year-old franchise will be looking to international receipts to offset the cost. This weekend, it earned $30.7 million from 72 foreign markets, bringing the global total to $54.7 million.

Domestic audiences were largely male (62 percent) and white (45 percent), and underwhelmed, giving the movie a C+ CinemaScore that echoed the tepid critical response.

Starring Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown and Boyd Holbrook, “The Predator” made headlines just weeks before opening when the studio cut a scene that featured an actor who was a registered sex offender. It did not appear to have affected the film’s box office performance.


Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters.

1. “The Predator,” $24 million

2. “The Nun,” $18.2 million

3. “A Simple Favor,” $16.1

4. “White Boy Rick,” $8.8M

5. “Crazy Rich Asians,” $8.7M

6. “Peppermint,” $6.1 million

7. “The Meg,” $3.8 million

8. “Searching,” $3.2 million

9. “Unbroken: Path to Redemption,” $2.4 million

10. “Mission: Impossible — Fallout,” $2.3 million

Source: comScore

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