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Box Office: ‘The Predator’ Bites Off $24 Million Bow

September 16, 2018 By Rebecca Rubin LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – “The Predator” was able to fend off “The Nun” at the domestic box office. Shane Black’s “The Predator” launched with a tepid $24 million from 4,037 North American locations. That was easily enough to top the weekend box office, but not enough to land a franchise-best debut. That distinction still belongs to 2010’s “Predator” with $24.7 million (not including the two “Alien vs. Predator” crossover films). Overseas, “The Predator” earned $30.7 million for a global start of $54.7 million. It will need to generate big business internationally to justify its $88 million production budget. Warner Bros. “The Nun” dropped to second place, picking up $18 million in its second weekend for a domestic tally of $85 million. Meanwhile, Lionsgate’s “A Simple Favor” debuted at No. 3 with $16 million on 3,102 screens. Another new offering, Matthew McConaughey’s “White Boy Rick,” along with “Crazy Rich Asians” rounded out the top five. Though “The Predator” opened at the lower end of estimates, it doesn’t seem surrounding controversy tainted the sci-fi film. Prior to its premiere, “The Predator” drew ire after 20th Century Fox announced it deleted a scene featuring registered sex offender…

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