The Predator Scares Off the Competition

The Fox reboot grabs top spot on 4K US screens
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 16, 2018 11:10 AM CDT
The Predator Gobbles Up the The Nun
This image released by Lionsgate shows Anna Kendrick, left, and Blake Lively in a scene from "A Simple Favor."   (Peter Iovino/Lionsgate via AP)

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.)

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