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Weekend Box Office: ‘Happy Death Day’ Opens at #1

Box Office Winner

Universal and Blumhouse’s Happy Death Day topped the weekend box office with a strong $26.5 million, easily dethroning Blade Runner 2049, which dropped to second place with $15.1 million in its second frame.

Made for a mere $4.8 million, the “Groundhog Day”-like horror film directed by Christopher Landon and rated PG-13 follows the success of Blumhouse’s other 2017 hits, “Get Out” and “Split”. 

Weekend Box Office: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Wins Weekend, But Underwhelms

Weekend Box Office

Alcon Entertainment/Sony’s Blade Runner 2049 via Warner Bros. opened in first place domestically with a very disappointing $31.5 million, considering it cost a hefty $150 million to make. The film’s 163-minute running time limits the number of times it can play in theaters per day and is therefore not likely to break $100 million in North America over its entire domestic run.

Weekend Box Office: ‘It’ Narrowly Beats ‘American Made,’ ‘Kingsman 2’

Weekend Box Office

According to Sunday estimates, Warner Bros. and New Line’s It has returned to narrowly beat out American Made and Kingsman 2 in a close three-way contest this weekend.

Some rival studios reportedly show It and Fox’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle tying with $17 million each, and Universal’s American Made coming in slightly behind, meaning this one likely won’t be settled until Monday morning.

Weekend Box Office: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Leads Weak Pack

20th Century Fox‘s Spy Actioner

20th Century Fox‘s spy actioner Kingsman: The Golden Circle dethroned New Line Cinema’s horror It, the winner of the past two weekends, from the top of the box office with an estimable $39 million.

The Golden Circle stars Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry with Sir Elton John, and Channing Tatum, and Jeff Bridges.

Weekend Box Office: ‘It’ Continues Domination with $60 Million

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Warner Bros. and New Line’s It continued to dominate this weekend, adding another accomplishment to the record books. Andy Muschietti‘s Stephen King adaptation earned $60 million domestically for a two-week total of $218.7 million. That makes the movie the highest-grossing September release for North America.

Weekend Box Office: ‘It’ Breaks Several Records with $117 Million Opening

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Warner/New Line‘s It broke several box office records during its opening weekend. Andres Muschietti‘s adaptation of the 1986 Stephen King novel raked in $117,1 million, breaking biggest Fall opening, biggest opening day for an R-rated movie, biggest all-time opening for a horror film, biggest opening to date for a feature adaptation of a Stephen King novel, and the biggest for New Line.

Weekend Box Office: ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Makes It a Hat-Trick

Lionsgate's Buddy Comedy

The Hitman’s Bodyguard (Lionsgate) gets a hat-trick in a historically slow Labor Day weekend, earning $10.2 million.

The Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson mismatched buddy comedy is looking strong thus far with an extra $2 million or so coming in over the Monday holiday. Bodyguard should be able to hit at least $70 million domestically, which isn’t too bad for an R-rated movie that only cost $30 million.