‘It’ holds off challengers to remain #1 at the box office
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!