Box Office: September 15-17, 2017
It was Number One at the box office over the weekend for the second week in a row with $60 Million for $218.7 Million dollars so far. The fascination with It / Pennywise the Dancing Clown, from fans of the previous TV movie and present-day movie goers, can not be denied. It has performed better at the box office than anyone could have dreamed. World-wide, It has made $371.3 Million so far.
American Assassin premiered in Second Place with $14.8 Million. That is most-likely below expectations for the film. It probably didn‘t help that the last trailer for American Assassin gave away (spoiled) key events in the film. If you had seen the other trailers for the film, it was pretty easy to put everything together (how the plot would play out). Mother! premiered in Third Place with $7.5 Million. Home Again was Fourth with $5.3 Million. The Hitman’s Bodyguard was Fifth with $3.5 Million. Annabelle: Creation, Wind River, Leap!, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Dunkirk rounded out the Top Ten respectively.
The films in the Top Ten that opened this weekend at the box office:
American Assassin is a 2017 American action thriller film directed by Michael Cuesta and written by Stephen Schiff, Michael Finch, Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz, based on Vince Flynn’s 2010 novel of the same name. The film stars Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Shiva Negar and Taylor Kitsch
Mother! (stylized as mother!)[a] is a 2017 American psychological horror film written and directed by Darren Aronofsky, and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, and Michelle Pfeiffer. The plot follows a young woman whose tranquil life with her husband at their country home is disrupted by the arrival of a mysterious couple.
Next week sees the release of: The LEGO Ninjago Movie, Kingsman The Golden Circle, Friend Request, Battle of the Sexes, Stronger, and a plethora of independent films. Find my predictions on these releases in the weekly Now In-Theater column. A preview: The LEGO Ninjago Movie appeals to a wider demographic and is following the successful The LEGO Batman Movie so The LEGO Ninjago Movie will be Number One at the box office next weekend.
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