‘Angel Has Fallen’ Still In Flight At Sluggish Labor Day Box Office With $10M 4-Day

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Angel's second Friday is estimated at $2.7M, -66% at 3,336 theaters. As such, Lionsgate/Millennium's Gerard Butler threequel Angel Has Fallen will own the top spot for a second weekend in a row with an estimated $10M 4-day, $8.1M (-62%)  3-day taking its 11-day total to $39M, which is $1M shy of the same running total of previous chapter London Has Fallen which ended its stateside run at $62.5M.
That will be 12% ahead of Uni's R-rated teen pic Blockers, also from Point Grey, at the same point in time. That movie ended its run at $60M. Universal's R-rated Good Boys at 3,458 in weekend 3 is seeing $6M (-48%) 3-day and a 4-day of $7.4M for a $54.4M running total by Sunday.
Third place goes to Sony Affirm's Kendrick brothers teen athlete faith-based pic Overcomer which is seeing a second weekend of $4.6M, -44%, for a 4-day of $6.2M and 11-day of $17.7M.
Blumhouse/OTL's microbudget Don't Let Go released and marketed by Tom Ortenberg's Briarcliff Entertainment is seeing an $800K Friday, including $150K Thursday night previews, a $2.4M 3-day and $3M 4-day at 922 locations. There's low threshold here for this to turn a profit. Blumhouse OTL's Upgrade churned out close to $12M, was very profitable for Universal, and landed that helmer Leigh Whannell a job on directing the studio's upcoming Invisible Man. Pic in combined domestic P&A and production costs was $10M.
Logline: After surviving an IED explosion in combat overseas, a young soldier with the Army Motorcycle Unit is medically discharged with a broken back and leg. Against all odds he trains to make an impossible comeback as a motocross racer in order to support his family. No RT score which means it wasn't available for review. The PG-13 movie, directed by Alex Ranarivelo, is only expected to make a horrible $470K over 3-days, $600K over 4 days. Forrest Films has in 970 sites, Bennett's War.
Those distributors who might complain that they can't find a date for their non-tentpole on the release calendar can just quiet down because you didn't book anything this weekend at the Labor Day box office. They pulled this two years ago over Labor Day before It opened by sitting on the sidelines. True, no major studio wants to put a mid-budget pic before New Line's It: Chapter Two which will take all the air out of the post-Labor Day period next weekend with a $90M-$110M opening. Still, adult audiences continue to go to the theater over the four-day holiday, and it's where a wide specialty release can launch.
Directed by Jacob Estes, the R-rated Don't Let Go stars David Oyelowo and Storm Reid. He's not sure if she's a ghost or if he's going mad, but as it turns out, he's not. Logline: After a man's family dies in what appears to be a murder, he gets a phone call from one of the dead, his niece. Critics didn't like it at 45% Rotten.

Eminem – Killshot lyrics

I’m perplexed
Insult me in a line, compliment me on the next, damn
I’m really sorry you want me to have a heart attack
Was watchin’ 8 Mile on my NordicTrack
Realized I forgot to call you back
Here’s that autograph for your daughter, I wrote it on a Starter cap
Stan, Stan, son, listen, man, Dad isn’t mad
But how you gonna name yourself after a damn gun and have a man bun? Yeah, I had enough money in ’02
To burn it in front of you, ho
Younger me? No, you’re the whack me
It’s funny, but so true
I’d rather be 80-year-old me than 20-year-old you
‘Til I’m hitting old age still can fill a whole page with a ten-year-old’s rage
Got more fans than you in your own city, lil’ kiddy
Go play, feel like I’m babysitting Lil Tay
Got the Diddy okay so you spent your whole day
Shootin’ a video just to fuckin’ dig your own grave
Got you at your own wake, I’m the billy goat
You ain’t never made a list next to no Biggie, no Jay
Next to Taylor Swift, and that Iggy ho, you about to really blow
Kelly, they’ll be putting your name
Next to Ja, next to Benzino, die, motherfucker
Like the last motherfucker sayin’ Hailie in vain
Alien brain, you Satanist (yeah)
My biggest flops are your greatest hits
The game’s mine again and ain’t nothin’ changed but the locks
So before I slay this bitch, mwah, give Jade a kiss
Gotta wake up Labor Day to this (the fuck?)
Bein’ rich-shamed by some prick usin’ my name for clickbait
In a state of bliss ’cause I said his goddamn name
Now I gotta cock back, aim, yeah, bitch, pop champagne to this (pop)
It’s your moment, this is it
As big as you’re gonna get, so enjoy it
Had to give you a career to destroy it
Lethal injection, go to sleep six feet deep
I’ll give you a B for the effort, but if I was three
Foot 11, you’d look up to me, and for the record
You would suck a dick to fuckin’ be me for a second
Lick a ballsack to get on my channel
Give your life to be as solidified
This mothafuckin’ shit is like Rambo when he’s out of bullets
So what good is a fuckin’ machine gun when it’s out of ammo? Had enough of this tatted-up mumble rapper
How the fuck can him and I battle? Ho, chill, actin’ like you put the chrome barrel to my bone marrow
Gunner? The giant’s woke, eyes open, undeniable
Supplyin’ smoke, got the fire stoked
Say you got me in a scope, but you grazed me
I say one call to Interscope and you’re Swayze
Your reply got the crowd yelling, “Woo”
So before you die let’s see who can out-petty who
With your corny lines (Slim, you’re old)
Ow, Kelly, ooh, but I’m 45 and I’m still outselling you
By 29 I had three albums that had blew
Now let’s talk about somethin’ I don’t really do
Go in someone’s daughter’s mouth stealin’ food
But you’re a fuckin’ mole hill, now I’ma make a mountain out of you, woo! Wheaties or Cheerios? Oops, know your facts before you come at me, lil’ goof
Luxury, oh, you broke, bitch? He’ll have to fuck Kim in my flannel
I’ll give him my sandals
‘Cause he knows long as I’m Shady, he’s gon’ have to live in my shadow
Exhausting, letting off on my offspring
Like a gun barrel, bitch, get off me
You dance around it like a sombrero, we can all see
You’re fuckin’ salty ’cause Young Gerald’s balls-deep inside of Halsey
Your red sweater, your black leather
You dress better, I rap better
That a death threat or a love letter? Fuck, your beard’s weird
Alright
You yellin’ at the mic, you weird beard
We doin’ this once
You yellin’ at the mic, your beard’s weird, why you yellin’ at the mic? You sound like a bitch, bitch
Shut the fuck up
When your fans become your haters
You done? ‘Cause I’m takin’ a shit in ’em, Kelly, I need reading material
…Dictionary…
Yo Slim, your last four albums sucked
Go back to Recovery, oh shoot, that was three albums ago
What do you know? Little white toothpick
Thinks it’s over a pic, I just don’t like you, prick
Thanks for dissing me
Now I had an excuse on the mic to write “Not Alike”
But really, I don’t care who’s in the right
But you’re losin’ the fight you picked
Who else want it, Kells? bitch, you ain’t a bow and arrow
Say you’ll run up on me like a phone bill, sprayin’ lead (brrt)
Playin’ dead, that’s the only time you hold still (hold up)
Are you eating cereal… or oatmeal? Rihanna just hit me on the text
Last night I left hickeys on her neck
Wait, you just dissed me? Attempt fails, Budden, L’s
Fuckin’ nails in these coffins as soft as Cottonelle
Killshot, I will not fail, I’m with the Doc still
But this idiot’s boss pops pills and tells him he’s got skills
But Kells, the day you put out a hit’s the day Diddy admits
That he put the hit out that got Pac killed, ah
I’m sick of you bein’ whack
And still usin’ that mothafuckin’ AutoTune, so let’s talk about it (let’s talk about it)
I’m sick of your mumble rap mouth
Need to get the cock up out it before we can even talk about it (talk about it)
I’m sick of your blonde hair and earrings
Just ’cause you look in the mirror and think that you’re Marshall Mathers (Marshall Mathers)
Don’t mean you are, and you’re not about it
So just leave my dick in your mouth, and keep my daughter out it
You fuckin’… oh
And I’m just playin’, Diddy, you know I love you What the fuck’s in the bowl, milk?

Tyler Perry Offers Geoffrey Owens A Role On ‘The Haves And The Have Nots’ After Trader Joe’s Shaming

"Come join us!!! "#GeoffreyOwens I’m about to start shootings OWN’s number one drama next week!" Perry wrote. I have so much respect for people who hustle between gigs. The measure of a true artist."
Over the Labor Day weekend, actor Geoffrey Owens was shamed after a photo of him bagging groceries at a New Jersey Trader Joe's surfaced on the Daily Mail and other media outlets. He was quickly defended by fellow actors and others on social media and now, Tyler Perry has come to bat for him offering him a gig on his OWN drama series The Haves And The Have Nots.
With Perry's offer, it looks like Owens will be perfectly fine and his honest living is anything but a fall from grace.
“It’s amazing." The period of devastation was so short because so shortly after that, the responses, my wife and I started to read [them] … and fortunately the shame part didn’t last very long,” he said.
" Having appeared on a long list TV shows including The Blacklist, Divorce, and Lucifer after his role on The Cosby Show alum was basically making an honest living between gigs — yet he received flack for that. Earlier today, Owens appeared on Good Morning America with Robin Roberts where he said he was “really devastated” at first, when early news accounts portrayed his job as a fall from grace.
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Friday Night Ratings: NBC Tops A Quiet Night, ESPN Scores With Williams Sisters

Dateline had the biggest total audience of the night with 3.04 million, and NBC was the leading network on the evening with 0.5/2 ratings share and 2.73 million in total audience.
The big five included NBC’s American Ninja Warrior rerun and Dateline, ABC’s What Would You Do? and 20/20 repeats, and CBS’ TKO: Total Knock Out, all of them at 0.5/2. Friday night's primetime ratings saw  a five-way tie for the no. 1 spot in ratings/share on the night for adults 18-49.
The last day of August and the start of the Labor Day weekend produced the kind of calm in the ratings wars that you might expect.
That is the highest rating in the first three rounds at the US Open that ESPN/ESPN2 has ever earned in history, 123 telecasts starting in 2009. Elsewhere, Friday night’s US Open telecast on ESPN – Serena Williams defeating older sister Venus 6-1 6-2 in dominating fashion – earned a 1.8 overnight rating for the match and 1.5 for the two-hour telecast in the metered markets, according to Nielsen.
The match (8-9:15 p.m.) peaked at 1.9 from 8:45 – 9 p.m.” /> The two-hour telecast (7:15 – 9:15 p.m. ET) was up 114% — more than double – last year’s equivalent telecast on ESPN2 (0.7).

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Ringing Up $100M+; ‘Operation Finale’ $8.9M 4-Day, ‘Searching’ $6M+ – Labor Day Box Office

Chased by a vengeful criminal (James Franco) and a gang of otherworldly soldiers,​ a recently released ex-con (Jack Reynor) and his adopted teenage brother (Myles Truitt) are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection. Previews start tonight at 7PM. The box office this Labor Day looks to be in better shape than last year which lacked any new wide releases. In addition to MGM's Operation Finale, Lionsgate has the action sci-fi pic Kin which tracking services have between a $5M-$7M opening at 2,141 locations. Kin is based on the short film ‘Bag Man’ by the filmmakers. The action-sci-fi thriller directed by Jonathan and Josh Baker stars Jack Reynor, Zoë Kravitz, Carrie Coon, with Dennis Quaid, and James Franco, and Myles Truitt.
The Burbank lot's China Gravity co-production The Meg will also stay strong with around $12M in four-days, the pic's fourth weekend. The pic earned $2.7M yesterday, -38% from Tuesday for a running total of $86.2M. Warner Bros.' Crazy Rich Asians will reign again for the third weekend in a row, earning an estimated $20M over four-days in its third weekend sending it well over $100M. Pic's running total through yesterday stands at $109M.” />
1st Update, Thursday 7:48AM: MGM's Mossad spy thriller Operation Finale opened yesterday to $1M at 1,818 locations, a solid start for a political thriller aimed at adults and in sync with similar titles that have played the last weekend of summer.
The movie directed by Aneesh Chaganty is expected to ring up $3M from Friday-Monday after grossing close to half million since Friday. In addition, Sony is breaking their Asian American thriller Searching wide from nine locations to 1,200 sites. Pic earned an A CinemaScore last Friday.
Currently the Chris Weitz-directed Mossad spy thriller is keeping step with Focus Features' Oscar winner The Constant Gardener which earned $1.7M in its first two days before legging out to a $8.7M 3-day, $10.96M for the 4-day. 2nd Update, Friday AM: MGM's Operation Finale earned $726K on Thursday, and while it was -27%, it was only really down 11% when you factor in Wednesday's $1M was propped by Tuesday night previews.
Operation Finale follows a team of secret agents in their pursuit of Holocaust Nazi architect Adolf Eichmann 15 years after World War II. Yesterday's results are ahead of the opening day of the 2011 Labor Day weekend political thriller, Focus Features' The Debt ($970K which went on to a $8.2M 3-day, $12.8M 4-day) and ahead of Oscar-winner The Constant Gardener ($929K opening day, $8.6M 3-day, $10.9M 4-day). Rotten Tomatoes' score on Operation Finale was 63% fresh, but CinemaScore audiences gave an A- to this Chris Weitz directed pic which stars Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Nick Kroll, Melanie Laurent, Lior Raz, Joe Alwyn, Haley Lu Richardson, Michael Aronov, Ohad Knoller, Greg Hill, Torben Liebrecht, Mike Hernandez, Greta Scacchi and Pêpê Rapazote.
This film tested high in the 80s, and MGM decided to put here on Labor Day so that it has some breathing room in the fall. We hear that Operation Finale is still playing best on the coasts particularly in the big cities and we hear that three theaters outside of New York and Los Angeles ranked among the top 15 runs (Two in West Palm Beach and one in Miami). Best markets here for the film include but are not limited to New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Phoenix, Philly DC, Miami, San Diego, Tampa.
The industry comp has been the 2011 feature adaptation of femme novel The Help, and comparing both titles 20 days of release by Monday, Crazy Rich Asians will be pacing ahead of that pic's running total by 15%. Crazy Rich Asians this weekend which is heading toward a 3-day of $19.2M, 4-day of $25M on its way to $113.7M by Monday. The Help ended its domestic run at $169.7M. 3rd Update, Friday 1:34PM: As summer ends, it's all about Warner Bros.
Paramount's Mission: Impossible – Fallout in weekend 6 looks to bag $8.8M over 4-days for a running total of $206.1M in 4th place. Pic is still the third best in the franchise stateside to date behind Mission: Impossible II ($215.4M), and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol ($209.3M).
owns the top two spots quite easily with The Meg chomping $11M-$12M over 4 days for a running total on the high end of $121.9M. Without even going further, it's already a far more lucrative weekend than last Labor Day in which the top two carryovers, Hitman's Bodyguard and Annabelle: Creation ruled the top two spots with a grand total of $22.3M, a sum that's lower than Crazy Rich Asians four-day take this weekend. Yes, for the third weekend in a row, Warner Bros.
Sony's expansion of The Searching is targeting $6.4M over 4-days, $5.5M over five-days. The Asian American thriller may take fifth place in its wide expanded second weekend, but right now Christopher Robin is ahead of it with a 5th weekend of $6.8M over 4-days, running total of $86.5M.
MGM's Operation Finale is looking at a 3-day of $7M, 4-day of $8.9M with a six day run of $10.6M, just under another Labor Day political thriller The Constant Gardener.
Lionsgate's James Franco sci-fi pic Kin is playing at 2,141 today and held previews that started at 7PM at 1,800 sites earning $250K. Sony's Searching started previews at 5PM at 1,119 venues in its expansion from 9 theaters to 1,207 and earned $425K, raising its running cume to $908K. The pic is expected to earn $3M for the weekend.
MGM/Weinstein's 2007 Halloween reboot still stands as the highest grossing opening for the holiday with $30.6M. This weekend's ticket sales should be substantially higher with Crazy Rich Asians expected to earn $20M in four days in its third weekend. Pic will definitely cross $100M today. Last year's Labor Day box office stretch was the lowest since 1998 with $96.3M, and that was without any new wide releases. Crazy Rich Asians made $2.4M yesterday, -7% from Wednesday for a running total of $88.7M.