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Saturday Sep 07 2019

'Angel Has Fallen' stays aloft to top North American box office

The action-packed film took in $15.4 million across the four-day Labor Day weekend. — Photo: AFP

LOS ANGELES: Lionsgate´s political thriller "Angel Has Fallen" didn´t quite soar but managed to stay atop the North American box office over the US holiday weekend, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Tuesday.

The action-packed film took in $15.4 million across the four-day Labor Day weekend. That came at the end of a summer that saw movie revenue dip by two percent from last year, the Comscore website said.

"Angel," the third film in the franchise, stars Gerard Butler as a Secret Service agent wrongly accused of trying to kill the US president (Morgan Freeman).

A relatively sedate movie weekend saw little change in the top five films. Runner-up for a second straight week was Universal´s raunchy tween comedy "Good Boys," which took in $12.2 million over four days.

In third, up two spots from last weekend, was Disney´s updated version of "The Lion King," which pulled in $9.3 million in its seventh week out.

Universal´s action film "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw" held onto fourth from last weekend, taking $8.4 million.

And slipping from third to fifth, at $7.8 million, was Sony´s "Overcomer," a Christian-themed movie about a former basketball coach who agrees to train an asthmatic orphan girl for a huge cross-country meet.

Rounding out the four-day weekend´s top 10 were:

"Ready or Not" ($7.5 million)

"Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" ($6.3 million)

"The Angry Birds Movie 2" ($6.0 million)

"Dora and the Lost City of Gold" ($5.8 million)

"Spider-Man: Far From Home" ($5.6 million)

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