News // 'ABOMINABLE' GIVES UNIVERSAL A FIRST PLACE OPENING

Judy earns a Top Ten finish in its first week.



With $20.85 million, Universal's Abominable (#1) opened at the top of the box office. That opening is the highest for an original animated film this year. With an A CinemaScore, it should bode well through the next few weeks until The Addams Family is released.


Universal also claimed the second-place spot with its release of the Focus Features film, Downton Abbey (#2). The film based on the hit TV series earned another $14.5 million in its second weekend, for a domestic total just over $58. million.


Roadside's Judy (#7), starring Renee Zellweger, opened to 461 theaters, earning $3.09 million. The biopic of Judy Garland is expected to be a major awards player for Zellweger. It will continue to expand in the next few weeks.


Leaving the Top Ten are inspirational flick Overcomer (#13) and action-comedy Hobbs & Shaw (#11).


Next weekend, Warner Bros. will likely take the top spot with the sure-to-be-divisive Joker.


TOP TEN: (bold signifies a new release)


1. ABOMINABLE - $20.85 million

2. DOWNTON ABBEY - $14.5 million

3. HUSTLERS - $11.47 million

4. IT: CHAPTER TWO - $10.4 million

5. AD ASTRA - $10.14 million

6. RAMBO: LAST BLOOD - $8.5 million

7. JUDY - $3 million

8. GOOD BOYS - $2 million

9. THE LION KING - $1.6 million

10. ANGEL HAS FALLEN - $1.5 million


All box office numbers provided by BoxOfficeMojo.com.

© 2018 by Scottie Knollin.

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