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'Crazy Rich Asians' Has Crazy Hold At The Box Office In 2nd Weekend

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'Crazy Rich Asians' Has Crazy Hold At The Box Office In 2nd Weekend
In its debut last week, "Crazy Rich Asians" made $26 million in U.S. theaters. This weekend it pulled in $25 million.
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Holding on to the No. 1 spot this week in convincing fashion is "Crazy Rich Asians," bringing in an estimated $25 million in its sophomore weekend. Considering the trouble rom-coms have had as of late at the box office, "Crazy Rich Asians" taking the No. 1 spot two weekends in a row is a big deal.

But what's even more impressive is the extraordinarily small drop in ticket sales from last weekend to now. 

In its debut last week, "Crazy Rich Asians" made $26 million in domestic theaters. This weekend it pulled in $25 million — that's a 6 percent drop in ticket sales, which is unheard of. 

That's the smallest drop from debut to sophomore weekend this year. 

Staying in the No. 2 spot this week is Jason Statham's "The Meg," bringing in an estimated $13 million in its third week out. That helps the push the domestic total for this shark flick to $105 million and the worldwide total past $400 million.

Taking third place this week and giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "Tickle Me Elmo" is "The Happytime Murders," bringing in an estimated $10 million in its debut weekend. 

That's by far the lowest debut of Melissa McCarthy's solo film projects and probably the only one that came with a lawsuit from a puppet show.

For all the trouble "The Happytime Murders" went through to get this film in theaters, you would think they'd go ahead and make a decent movie — but alas, dreams don't always come true.  

"The Happytime Murders" sits at a dismal 22 percent on the Tomatometer and shows no signs of getting any better. So if you're in a Melissa McCarthy kind of mood, I believe "The Heat" is streaming online. 

As for next week, Oscar Isaac joins a long tradition of Hollywood stars and makes his World War II movie.