Once again the Kingsman have found a way to the top of the box-office heap. Matthew Vaughn’s return to the wacky world of the premier (fictional) British spy agency did not disappoint in its debut, however it didn’t exceed expectations either.
The past weekend the franchise returned with Kingsman: The Golden Circle, which saw the return of Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, and the addition of Julianne Moore, Halle Berry and Jeff Bridges. However, despite the addition of all of that Oscar-winning talent, the movie only slightly out performed the original, with an estimated $39 million dollar opening. In 2015, Kingsman: The Secret Service, was a surprise February hit for both 20th Century Fox, as they adapted Mark Millar’s comic into a $36 million dollar opening. The sequel has not reached the same level of universal praise as the first, yet it seems that Vaughn should still get to finish out his trilogy if he chooses and the budget is modest enough.
Hanging on to second place was the horror film sensation, It. The adaptation of Stephen King’s book has been crowned the highest grossing horror of all-time and has contributed to this month’s record breaking success. The movie only lost 50% of its second week audience, pulling in an estimated $29.7 million dollars. The sequel just got the greenlight and fans can expect the conclusion to the story in 2019.
Third place belonged to The LEGO Ninjago Movie, with an estimated $20.4 million dollars. It seems that this proves that the LEGO brand is a pass to print money at the movies. However, it should be noted that this is well below the debuts of previous efforts like The LEGO Movie and The LEGO Batman Movie. There isn’t an abundance of quality animated films in the theaters now, so this one may have legs over the next few weeks.
American Assassin secured fourth place in its second week of release with an estimated $6.2 million dollars. The movie has been a slight disappointment and is still millions below profitability. Things won’t get better for the production as the Tom Cruise vehicle, American Made, hits theaters next weekend which should dig into American Assassin’s potential take.
The Darren Aronofsky flop, mother!, continued to plummet in its second week of release. The quirky picture made an estimated $3.2 million dollars, which pushes its domestic take to over $13 million dollars. Unfortunately, for Paramount, Aronofsky, and Jennifer Lawrence, the movie was produced for an announced $30 million dollar budget.
Check out the complete Box-Office Report for September 22nd-24th, 2017:
|TW||LW||Title (click to view)||Studio||Weekend Gross||% Change||Theater Count / Change||Average||Total Gross||Budget*||Week #|
|1||N||Kingsman: The Golden Circle||Fox||$39,023,010||–||4,003||–||$9,748||$39,023,010||$104||1|
|3||N||The LEGO Ninjago Movie||WB||$20,433,071||–||4,047||–||$5,049||$20,433,071||–||1|
|9||5||The Hitman’s Bodyguard||LG/S||$1,608,722||-55.2%||2,037||-1,235||$790||$73,356,701||$30||6|
Source: Box Office Mojo