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‘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:

The Losers Club

 

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!

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About Andy Burns

Andy Burns is the Interactive Content Editor for SiriusXM Canada, and has been the Editor-In-Chief of the pop culture website Biff Bam Pop! since its inception in 2008. He is also a Staff Writer for Rue Morgue Magazine. Andy's book, Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, was published in 2015 by ECW Press. His next book, on Stephen King's The Stand, will be published by Cemetery Dance in 2018.

Posted on September 17, 2017, in Andy Burns, Andy Burns/Andy B, box office predictions, General, horror and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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