Kingsman: The Golden Circle Tops the Box Office While LEGO Ninjago Falls Short
Kingsman: The Golden Circle was the top of the box office this past weekend earning an estimated $39 million with a budget of $104 million. That’s an improvement on the $36.2 million opening for the first film in the series which eventually went on to earn $128.3 million domestically and $414.4 worldwide. The sequel also brought in an estimated $61.2 million overseas from 55 territories.
The film received a “B+” CinemaScore and played to an audience that was 58% male, 65% was 25 years or older, and 60% between the ages of 18 and 34.
Coming in second place was It which added $30 million to its domestic total to bring the film to $266.3 million domestically. It’s the highest grossing R-rated horror film of all-time (not adjusted for inflation). Worldwide the film has earned $478 million, a monster haul.
The LEGO Ninjago Movie looks like it’s off to a bumpy start earning $21.2 million which is the lowest opening for a movie in the LEGO franchise and short of expectations. The film received a “B+” CinemaScore, the lowest of the franchise. The film was 48% male and 52% female, and 46% under the age of 18. Internationally, the film also earned an estimated $10.5 million from 37 markets and will roll out in other markets through October. It’s possible two films in the franchise in one year was a misstep.
In fourth place was American Assassin which added $6.3 million to its domestic total to bring that to $26.2 million on a $33 million budget. Worldwide the film has earned $32.3 million after two weeks.
Rounding out the top five was Home Again which added $3.3 million to its domestic total bringing that to $22.3 million off of a $12 million budget.
When it comes to comic movie adaptations….
Spider-Man: Homecoming came in at #11 adding $1.1 million to its total. It now stand at $331.9 million domestically and with its $6 million internationally it now stands at $875 million worldwide making it the highest grossing superhero/comic film of the year.
Atomic Blonde added $81,000 to its domestic total to bring that to $51.5 million domestically and $95.6 million worldwide.
We’ll be back in an hour for a more in-depth look at this year’s comic adaptations.