‘It’ easily repeats as weekend box office champion

It, Stephen King

It continued its box office dominance this past weekend by easily remaining #1 while also setting another record. It became the highest grossing September release of all-time. This is very impressive after only ten days of release.

The film also brought in $60 million during its second weekend and has grossed $218.7 million. Very impressive numbers and far beyond all expectations for this film. The film is just $14.2 million away from becoming the largest R-rated horror film of all-time.

American Assassin debuted in second place with $14.8 million. A decent debut and right around the projection. I project the film will finish around $50-$60 million.

Darren Aronofsky’s mother! debuted in third place with a very disappointing $7.5 million. The critics have absolutely bashed this film and I will be shocked if it reaches $30 million domestically.

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Home Again dropped two spots to fourth place with $5.3 million and is approaching $20 million domestically.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard rounds out the top five with $3.5 million and has passed $70 million domestically.

Annabelle: Creation is going to pass $100 million domestically this week. It will be come the only release from August 2017 to cross the $100 million mark domestically.

Wind River ($2.6 million), Leap! ($2.1 million), Spider-Man: Homecoming ($1.9 million) and Dunkirk ($1.3 million) round out the top ten.

It will have some competition to try and remain #1 for the third week as four wide release open including the sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

Weekend Gross by Distributor:

Warner Bros.: $63.9 million (-59.9%)

Lionsgate: $19.1 million (+12.9%)

Paramount Pictures: $7.5 million (n/a)

Open Road: $5.8 million (-3.8%)

Weinstein Co.: $4.8 million (-1.2%)

Sony Pictures: $4.3 million (-0.4%)

Universal: $1.4 million (0.3%)

Bleecker Street: $1 million (-0.8%)

Next week’s openings:

Friend Request, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Stronger.

 

   

  

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Chris Howcroft is a graduate of Florida State University. Avid sports fan with a passion for writing. TV and movies are also pretty awesome.