It Floats to the Top With Record-Breaking $123 Million Opening
It had a monster of an opening with a record-setting opening that may have given some life to a anemic domestic box office.
The film had the largest September opening, largest Fall opening, largest opening for an R-rated horror film, and largest opening weekend for a horror film of any MPAA rating. The film accounted for 75% of the combined gross for the top twelve of the weekend.
On top of its $123 domestic earning, It brought in an estimated $62 million form 46 markets for a $185 million total in its first weekend.
In second place was another new film, Home Again, which earned an estimated $9 million.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard was finally bumped from first place winding up in third with an estimated $4.9 million to its total.
In fourth place was Annabelle: Creation which brought in an estimated $4 million domestically.
Finally, rounding out the top five was Wind River which earned $3.2 million domestically.
When it comes to comic movie adaptations….
Spider-Man: Homecoming held steady at #7 adding $2 million to its domestic total. The film opened in China with an estimated $70.8 million.
Wonder Woman added $662,000 to its domestic total and is now the fifth biggest superhero release of all-time.
Atomic Blonde remained at #26 adding $274,000 to its domestic total.
We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s comic movie adaptations.