This image released by Columbia Pictures shows Denzel Washington in a scene from "Equalizer 2." (Glen Wilson/Sony, Columbia Pictures via AP)

Box Office Top 20: 'Equalizer 2' beats 'Mamma Mia' by a hair

July 23, 2018 - 6:27 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Equalizer 2" faced off against another sequel, the musical "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" and came out slightly ahead. The Denzel Washington film earned $36 million in its first weekend in theaters to take the top spot. "Mamma Mia 2" was close behind with $35 million.

In fact, sequels populated the entire top five and most of the top 10 this weekend. In its second week, the animated "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" came in third with $23.8 million, bringing its total to $91.7 million.

Disney and Marvel's "Ant-Man and the Wasp" placed fourth with $16.5 million, while Disney's "Incredibles 2" landed in fifth with $11.9 million. The film has earned $557.7 million from six weeks in North American theaters.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:

1. "The Equalizer 2," Sony, $36,011,640, 3,388 locations, $10,629 average, $36,011,640, 1 Week.

2. "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again," Universal, $34,952,180, 3,317 locations, $10,537 average, $34,952,180, 1 Week.

3. "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation," Sony, $23,765,709, 4,267 locations, $5,570 average, $91,704,977, 2 Weeks.

4. "Ant-Man and The Wasp," Disney, $16,507,156, 3,778 locations, $4,369 average, $165,005,448, 3 Weeks.

5. "Incredibles 2," Disney, $11,895,063, 3,164 locations, $3,760 average, $557,710,503, 6 Weeks.

6. "Skyscraper," Universal, $11,360,030, 3,822 locations, $2,972 average, $47,149,150, 2 Weeks.

7. "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," Universal, $11,263,420, 3,381 locations, $3,331 average, $384,164,925, 5 Weeks.

8. "The First Purge," Universal, $5,105,305, 2,331 locations, $2,190 average, $60,316,670, 3 Weeks.

9. "Unfriended: Dark Web," OTL Releasing, $3,653,035, 1,546 locations, $2,363 average, $3,653,035, 1 Week.

10. "Sorry To Bother You," Annapurna Pictures, $2,863,420, 1,050 locations, $2,727 average, $10,292,624, 3 Weeks.

11. "Sicario: Day of The Soldado," Sony, $1,882,094, 1,448 locations, $1,300 average, $47,087,747, 4 Weeks.

12. "Ocean's 8," Warner Bros., $1,605,504, 1,002 locations, $1,602 average, $135,670,016, 7 Weeks.

13. "Uncle Drew," Lionsgate, $1,506,283, 1,237 locations, $1,218 average, $40,008,757, 4 Weeks.

14. "Three Identical Strangers," Neon Rated, $1,474,018, 332 locations, $4,440 average, $4,642,259, 4 Weeks.

15. "Won't You Be My Neighbor?," Focus Features, $1,359,090, 730 locations, $1,862 average, $18,462,117, 7 Weeks.

16. "Leave No Trace," Bleecker Street, $922,972, 361 locations, $2,557 average, $3,644,864, 4 Weeks.

17. "Eighth Grade," A24, $824,173, 33 locations, $24,975 average, $1,226,974, 2 Weeks.

18. "Tag," Warner Bros., $701,235, 581 locations, $1,207 average, $52,844,018, 6 Weeks.

19. "Deadpool 2," 20th Century Fox, $476,139, 373 locations, $1,277 average, $317,123,579, 10 Weeks.

20. "Avengers: Infinity War," Disney, $425,466, 294 locations, $1,447 average, $676,858,988, 13 Weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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