The Predator is at the top of the food chain in its first weekend in theaters, the AP reports. 20th Century Fox said Sunday that the film earned an estimated $24 million from more than 4,000 North American theaters. Starring Olivia Munn and Boyd Holbrook, The Predator cost $88 million to produce. Second place went to the "Conjuring" spinoff The Nun, which added $18.2 million in its second weekend. The horror pic has now grossed over $85 million.
Lionsgate's A Simple Favor opened close behind in third place with $16.1 million. The film from director Paul Feig stars Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively. Fourth and fifth places are neck and neck: Studios estimates say White Boy Rick, with $8.8 million, has a slight advantage over Crazy Rich Asians with $8.7 million. (Munn says she got "the cold shoulder" after revealing one Predator cast member as a sex offender.)