For the weekend of July 20-22, 2018, The Equalizer 2 edged Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again, giving Denzel Washington a big summer win. Reviews aren't great, but he hasn't had a summer movie gross more than $75 million domestic since Crimson Tide over a quarter-century ago, and it looks like this movie will pull it off.
MM2 has to be happy with its performance as well. Nowhere near the opening of the original, but when a sequel comes ten years later, it's always a wildcard how accepting audiences will be of it.
Unfriended: Dark Web hardly had any marketing, but with only $1 million budget, it'll still ultimately have been worth it for BH Tilt to make.
Among the holdovers, Hotel Transylvania 3 has well justified the studio making a fourth one. Heck, Incredibles 2 has well justified making a third one; we'll see if they actually do it, but it's now their highest domestic grosser ever, and it should pass Toy Story 3 soon to be its highest worldwide grosser ever as well. Pixar has Toy Story 4 coming next year, and an as-yet-untitled movie for 2020 that takes place in a suburban world populated not by humans, but by elves, trolls and sprites. There's also rumors that we may get a third Monsters Inc movie, or sequels to Ratatouille, Brave or A Bug's Life.
Opens July 27
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE FALLOUT with Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson and Henry Cavill.
TEEN TITANS GO! with the voices of Greg Cipes, Will Arnett and Kristen Bell.