‘It’ Sneaks Back Into Top Spot in Close Box Office Race

It” appears to be the winner of the box office this weekend, according to Box Office Mojo.

The top 3 were so close in weekend projections, it is possible the order may shift once final numbers are tabulated.

It” returned to the top spot after slipping to number 2 last week. The R-rated horror film added $17.3 million to its four week total. The film turned out to be an unprecedented September blockbuster, breaking a number of records. To date, the film has earned $291M domestically and more than $550M internationally.

Opening in second place is the new Tom Cruise crime thriller “American Made.” The film earned $17,016,000 in its first weekend. This is the lowest opening for a Cruise-starring wide release since the 2012 musical “Rock of Ages.” The film performed well overseas, however, adding $64M and proving that Cruise is still a major box office draw in international markets.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle” narrowly finished in their with an even $17M. The action/spy/comedy has earned $66M in the US and nearly $200M worldwide in 2 weeks. It has earned about half of the first film, “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” which was in theaters for five months.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie” came in fourth place with $12M. The third film in the LEGO franchise continues to underperform. Its predecessors each earned more than $300M worldwide, with the first earning nearly $500M.

The horror remake “Flatliners” also opened this week. The film, which stars Ellen Page and Diego Luna, earned $6.7M in its first outing. It also took in $3M overseas.

Battle of the Sexes” expanded to wide release this week. The film, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, earned $3.4M for a sixth place finish.

Seventh place went to “American Assassin,” with $3.3M. The action flick has earned $31M in North America, and has a worldwide total of $44M.

The Reese Witherspoon rom com “Home Again” added $1.7M to its four week total. It has earned $25M on a budget of $12M.

One additional newcomer opened in the top 10 this week. The domestic thriller “Til Death Do Us Part” opened in ninth with $1.5M.

Rounding out the top 10 is the divisive Darren Aronofsky film “mother!” The film that defies categorization earned $1.4M in the US. It has earned some $34M worldwide, making back its production budget of $30M.

Opening next weekend are the historical drama “Victoria & Abdul,” the animated film “My Little Pony,” the survival movie “The Mountain Between Us,” and the sci fi sequel “Blade Runner 2049.”

What did you see this weekend? Did you revisit “It?” “American Made?” Something else? Comment below and share!

What do you think?

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Written by Karen M. Peterson

Karen Peterson is a writer from Southern California. When she is not at the ballpark cheering on her LA Angels, she can usually be found in a movie theater or in front of the television. Karen is obsessed with awards shows, and loves everything from the smallest indie film to the biggest of big budget spectacles. She is also unapologetically in love with Tom Cruise.


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