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.”