The biggest horror movie in decades continued to perform this weekend, holding off two new releases that could barely make an impact at the box office. Here’s what went down:
It remained on top of the box office for the second week in a row, bringing in an estimated $60 million. That number is incredible, as it shows only a 51% drop from its opening weekend debut, meaning that It is appealing to mass numbers and not just the usual horror movie fans. The film’s total sits at $218.7 million, making it the biggest September release in film history.
As for the rest of the top five, American Assassin debut in second place with an estimated $14.8 million. It’s not a great number, but considering there’s big box office draws headlining (no offence to Michael Keaton), it’s not terrible.
Terrible is the $7.8 million that mother! brought in to land in third place. Fans absolutely hate this film, as multiple pundits are reporting that audiences are giving mother! a F CinemaScore rating.
Home Again was in fourth place with $4.3 million, while The Hitman’s Bodyguard closed thins out in fifth place with $3.55 million.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) It – $53 million
2) American Assasin – $12.5 million
3) mother! – $10 million
4) Home Again – $4.5 million
5) The Hitman’s Bodyguard – $3 million
And here’s how the weekend is estimated to turn out:
1) It – $60 million
2) American Assasin – $14.8 million
3) mother! – $7.8 million
4) Home Again – $4.3 million
5) The Hitman’s Bodyguard – $3.55 million
Next week sees the release of Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Friend Request, and The LEGO Ninjago Movie. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!