Box Office Battle: 'The Predator' challenges 'The Nun' for the top spot

This weekend's major new film release is Fox's (FOXA) "The Predator," the fourth installment in the "Predator" action movie series, which is expected to top the weekend box office with a domestic gross of $29M-$30M. Also out this weekend is Lionsgate's (LGF.A) "A Simple Favor," a dramatic thriller starring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick, which is expected to come in third place over the weekend, grossing about $17M. Warner Bros.' (T) "The Nun," which was the box office winner last weekend, is expected to come in second place at the box office this weekend with a domestic gross of $18.5M-$25M. Warner Bros. romantic comedy "Crazy Rich Asians" is expected to come in fourth place with a gross of about $9M, while Sony's (SNE) new release "White Boy Rick," a crime comedy-drama film starring Matthew McConaughey, is expected to round out this weekend's top five with a domestic gross of $8M-$10M. Other publicly traded companies in filmmaking include Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK), Disney (DIS), and Viacom (VIA, VIAB).

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