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.