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Rounding out the top five, "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" added $10.1 million in its second weekend.

At No. 6, Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures' "47 Meters Down: Uncaged" opened below expectations of $11 million to $14 million with $9 million. It earned many negative reviews with a 50% "rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a C-plus CinemaScore. Its predecessor, "47 Meters Down," opened with $11 million in 2017 on its way to $44 million.

In seventh place, Paramount's "Dora and the Lost City of Gold" added $8.5 million in its second weekend. At No. 8, Sony's "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" added $7.6 million in its fourth weekend.

In ninth place, "Blinded by the Light" opened with $4.5 million. Directed by Gurinder Chadha ("Bend It Like Beckham"), the film follows a Pakistani teenager in Britain who turns to the music of Bruce Springsteen to cope with racial and economic turmoil. Despite the poor box office, it received an A-minus CinemaScore and a 90% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

At No. 10, Fox's "The Art of Racing in the Rain" added $4.4 million in its second weekend.

Opening out of the top 10, "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" made $3.4 million.

 

Directed by Richard Linklater, the film stars Cate Blanchett as an agoraphobic mother who suddenly goes missing on the eve of a family vacation to Antarctica. It earned tepid reviews with a B CinemaScore and a 43% "rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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