News // 'IT: CHAPTER 2' HOLDS ON TO FIRST PLACE IN ITS SECOND WEEKEND

The Goldfinch becomes the year's worst showing.



Warner Bros. is celebrating with mixed feelings as last weekend's number one film, It: Chapter Two (#1), repeated as the number one box office draw, while its new release, The Goldfinch (#8), floundered to become the year's worst opening.


Adding $40.7 million to its total, It: Chapter Two has now earned just over $153 million, domestically. Together, the It franchise has accumulated over $1.02 billion worldwide.


STXfilms's Hustlers (#2) had the best showing of new releases. The Jennifer Lopez-starrer earned $23.8 million after receiving a number of positive reviews following its Toronto International Film Festival premiere. Lopez is earning major Oscar buzz for the based-on-a-true-story film.


Disney's The Lion King (#5) keeps churning out big returns. Staying within the Top Five, the 'live-action' film rolled past Rogue One tio become the 12th-highest grossing film of all time, domestically. It is expected to pass The Dark Knight's $535.2 million in the next few weeks.


The Goldfinch is the weekend and year's saddest story. The film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel earned mixed reviews in Toronto last weekend. Now, audiences seemed to agree. With just $2.6 million from over 2,500 locations, it marks the sixth worst opening of all time for a film releasing in over 2,500 theaters.


In limited release, Neon's Monos (#31) earned $43,285 from five locations.


Next weekend, Fox releases the Brad Pitt space flick, Ad Astra, Lionsgate releases Rambo: Last Blood, and Focus releases the film adaptation of the hit TV series Downton Abbey.


TOP TEN: (bold signifies a new release)


1. IT: CHAPTER TWO - $40.7 million

2. HUSTLERS - $33.2 million

3. ANGEL HAS FALLEN - $4.4 million

4. GOOD BOYS - $4.26 million

5. THE LION KING - $3.5 million

6. HOBBS & SHAW - $2.77 million

7. OVERCOMER - $2.735 million

8. THE GOLDFINCH - $2.6 million

9. THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON - $1.9 million

10. DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD - $1.8 million


All box office numbers provided by BoxOfficeMojo.com.

© 2018 by Scottie Knollin.

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