Finally the comedy heist reboot Ocean's 8 clings on at No.10, and has to date made an impressive $132 million from a more modest budget than many of its big summer franchise rivals.
The third instalment of the franchise, features the voice of Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg and Kathryn Hahn - carried an $80 million production budget.
Skyscraper's debut wasn't even enough to secure the No. 2 slot, which went to the second weekend of Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp with US$29.5 million from 4,206 locations.
Universal and Legendary's "Skyscraper" checked in third place, coming in way under projections.
And with an estimated $33.3 million internationally this weekend, the film has now grossed over $850 million globally.
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Despite stiff competition from the Disney - Pixar smash, Incredibles 2, which came in fourth with another $16.2 million for an "incredible" domestic cume of $535 million, the latest Genndy Tartakovsky-directed SPA feature shows audiences continue to be enjoy the insane, cartoony antics of Drac, Mavis and their monstrous family ensemble.
"We took the No. 1 slot this weekend with a tremendous amount of competition". However, that order could fluctuate when final numbers are tallied on Monday. The animated family film has amassed US$856.9 million worldwide, including US$321 million from overseas markets.
At the speciality box office, A24's "Eighth Grade" generated the best per-screen-average of the year with $63,071. Boots Riley's satirical comedy pocketed $4.3 million when it expanded to 805 theatres.
By way of comparison, Oscar-winner The Incredibles, which opened in November 2004, finished its theatrical run with a $261 million domestic / $371 million foreign gross for a worldwide total of $633 million.
Also new to theatres in limited release were Soorma ($168,000 on 50 screens); Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot ($83,120 on four screens); Shock & Awe ($41,000 on 100 screens); Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti ($35,607 on six screens); Milford Graves: Full Mantis ($8,515 on one screen) and Dark Money ($8,100 on one screen).