It has broken records in just eight days with a second weekend haul of $60 million for close to $220 million in ten days domestically. The cume of $218.7 million in ten days is the largest September release ever beating Crocodile Dundee‘s $174.8 million back in 1986. That’s not adjusted for inflation, which when happens, still puts the film in the top ten. It’s just $14.2 million shy of becoming the largest R-rated horror movie of all time.
The film also opened in ten more overseas markets for a total of 56. It grossed an estimated $60.3 million for an international total of $152.6 million bringing the global total to $370 million.
In second place was the new film American Assassin which brought in an estimated $14.8 million. That beat some forecasts and the film received a “B+” CinemaScore from an opening day audience that was 55% male and 45% female with 29% under the age of 35. The film also grossed an estimated $6.2 million internationally.
Darren Aronofsky’s mother! was the talk of the weekend in third place. The film received an “F” CinemaScore, one of only 19 films to ever receive that score. The movie earned an estimated $7.5 million from an audience that was 44% male and 56% female with 18% under the age of 25. Th efilm also earned $6 million internationally for what is a failure all around. Don’t expect this one to last in theaters long, but expect it to become a cult classic in its own way.
Fourth place was held by Home Again which added $5.3 million to its domestic total to bring that to $17.1 million.
Rounding out the top five was The Hitman’s Bodyguard which earned an estimated $3.6 million to its domestic total to bring it to $70.4 million.
When it comes to comic adaptations domestically….
Spider-Man: Homecoming slipped a couple of spots to come in at #9 adding $1.9 million to its total and bring its domestic gross to $330.3 million.
At #25 was Atomic Blonde which added $167,000 to its total to bring it to $51.3 million domestically.
Finally, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was #44 adding $28,000 to its domestic total to bring that to $389.8 million.
This coming weekend sees the opening of the next comic adaptation, Kingsman: The Golden Circle which will have stiff competition from The LEGO Ninjago Movie. We’ll have a deeper dive into this year’s comic adaptations in an hour.