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.
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.