Not Much Change At Labor Day Box Office

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - "Crazy Rich Asians” was the most-popular film in the United States and Canada for the third straight week, as it was on track to sell $22.2 million worth of tickets so far this weekend.

 By the close of business today, the end-of-summer romantic comedy was expected to have cleared $111 million domestically, according to studio estimates collected by analysts at comScore.

 ``The Meg” -- the latest scary summer shark movie -- was on track to add another $10.5 million three-day weekend period, and attain a North American total of $120.5 million over four weeks.

 ``Mission: Impossible - Fallout” was on track for a $7 million take on this, its fifth weekend of showings. It will have brought in $204.3 million through tonight in North America.

 A new movie debuted in fourth place: ``Operation Finale,” a thriller based on the true story of the Israeli government's infiltration of an Argentinian Nazi cell, harboring German war criminal Adolf Eichmann. It was on track for $6 million by Sunday night.

 ``Searching” was expanded into wide release for the first time, and was on track to open with $5.7 million.

 Rounding out the 10 most-popular movies, as estimated by the studios for the first three days of the holiday weekend, were ``Christopher Robin” ($5 million), ``Alpha” ($4.5 million), ``The Happytime Murders” ($4.4 million), ``BlacKkKlansman” ($4.1 million) and ``Mile 22” ($3.6 million).

 As Monday is Labor Day, the studios will released four day sales results tomorrow.

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