Box Office: September 29-October 1, 2017
It was Number One at the box office over the weekend with $17.3 Million for $291 Million so far. World-wide, It has made $553.1 Million. American Made premiered in Second Place with $17 Million. This was a big surprise. Many, including I, expected American Made to be Number One this weekend but it seems that the clown will not be denied. Kingsman: The Golden Circle was Third with $17 Million. The LEGO Ninjago Movie was Fourth with $12 Million. Flatliners premiered in Fifth Place with $6.7 Million. Battle of the Sexes, American Assassin, Home Again, Til Death Do Us Part (which premiered this weekend), and Mother! rounded out the Top Ten respectively.
The films in the Top Ten that opened this weekend at the box office:
American Made is a 2017 American biographical crime film directed by Doug Liman, written by Gary Spinelli and starring Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Alejandro Edda, Mauricio Mejía, Caleb Landry Jones and Jesse Plemons. The plot focuses on Barry Seal, a former TWA pilot who became a drug smuggler for the Medellín Cartel in the 1980s. In order to avoid jail time, Seal approached United States government officials and served as an informant for the DEA.
Flatliners is a 2017 American science fiction psychological horror film directed by Niels Arden Oplev and written by Ben Ripley. The film is a remake of the 1990 film of the same name, and stars Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, Kiersey Clemons and Kiefer Sutherland (who also starred in the original), and follows five young medical students who attempt to conduct experiments that produce near-death experiences.
‘Til Death Do Us Part is a 2017 American psychological thriller film written and directed by Christopher B. Stokes. The film stars Annie Ilonzeh, Stephen Bishop and Taye Diggs, who is also one of the film’s producers.
Next week sees the release of: Blade Runner 2049, The Mountain Between Us, My Little Pony, The Stray, 2307: Winter’s Dream, The Florida Project, Una, and a plethora of independent films. Find my predictions on these releases in the weekly Now In-Theater column. A preview: with overwhelming positive critical reviews, Blade Runner 2049 will premiere in the first place at the box office next weekend.
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