Box Office: September 22-24, 2017
Kingsman: The Golden Circle premiered in Number One at the box office over the weekend with $39 Million. It was Second with $30 Million for $266.3 Million so far. That $30 Million take makes It the highest grossing R-rated horror of all-time. The LEGO Ninjago Movie premiered in Third Place with $21.2 Million. American Assassin was Fourth with $6.2 Million. Home Again was Fifth with $3.3 Million. Mother!, Friend Request, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Stronger, and Wind River rounded out the Top Ten respectively.
The films in the Top Ten that opened this weekend at the box office:
Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a 2017 action spy comedy film co-produced and directed by Matthew Vaughn and written by Vaughn and Jane Goldman. It is a sequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), which is based on the comic book series Kingsman, created by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar. The film features Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Edward Holcroft and Sophie Cookson reprising their roles from the first film, with Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal, Elton John, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges joining the cast.
The Lego Ninjago Movie is a 2017 3D computer-animated action comedy martial arts film produced by Warner Animation Group. Co-directed by Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher and Bob Logan, the film was co-written by Logan, Fisher, William Wheeler, Tom Wheeler, Jared Stern and John Whittington. The film stars the voices of Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Zach Woods and Jackie Chan.
Friend Request (released in Germany as Unfriend) is a 2016 German supernatural-psychological horror film directed by Simon Verhoeven and written by Verhoeven, Matthew Ballen and Philip Koch. The film stars Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley, Connor Paolo, Brit Morgan, Brooke Markham, Sean Marquette, Liesl Ahlers and Shashawnee Hall.
Stronger is a 2017 American biographical drama film directed by David Gordon Green and written by John Pollono, based on the memoir of the same name by Jeff Bauman and Bret Witter. It follows Bauman, who loses his legs in the Boston Marathon bombing and must adjust to his new life, and stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Bauman, with Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, and Clancy Brown in supporting roles.
Next week sees the release of: American Made, Flatliners, Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House, Chasing the Dragon, and a plethora of independent films. Find my predictions on these releases in the weekly Now In-Theater column. A preview: American Made will premiere in the first place at the box office next weekend.
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