The R-rated horror flick, “The Nun,” is no longer tops at the box office. Its once week reign was ended by this weekend’s release “The Predator.” While it did manage to come away on top this weekend, it did so with a disappointing $24 million. The sixth film in the franchise had been expected to rake in somewhere between $25 and $30 million. Apparently, not as many people as expected wanted to “get to the choppa.”
In addition to not being a hit with audiences, the film also bombed with critics, only managing a 34 percent score on RottenTomatoes.
Elsewhere, this weekend’s other big release, “A Simple Favor,” starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively, came in a respectable third with a little more than $16 million. The twist-filled mystery flick was a hit with critics with a surprising 82 percent RottenTomatoes score.
“The Nun,” while no longer in the top spot, did take second with $18.2 million in its second weekend of release. Rounding out the top five were the crime-drama “White Boy Rick,” featuring Matthew McConaughey in fourth with $8.8 million and “Crazy Rich Asians” in finishing in fifth with $8.7 million.
Will “The Predator” be able to hold off next week’s big release, the family-friendly fantasy film “A House with a Clock in Its Walls,” starring Jack Black? My guess is a resounding yes. I mean, have you seen the film’s trailer?