The Gerard Butler movie easily topped the US box office, as the action sequel became the latest mid-budget release to find modest success in the often quiet late summer.
Hundreds of people have lost their homes in wildfires that destroyed parts of the California seaside town of Malibu. Miley Cyrus and Neil Young are among them.
In its fifth week out, the movie made $317 million while Warner Bros's "12 Strong" came second.
The third installment of the Thor series, "Thor: Ragnarok," pulls in $122.7 million in North American theatres and a global total of $306 million over the weekend.
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