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”.  Starring Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews, and Charles Aitken, Happy Death Day received a B on CinemaScore.

Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to Ridley Scott‘s iconic “Blade Runner,” declined 54 percent from its opening weekend for a middling $3,721 per-screen average.

Jackie Chan’s vehicle The Foreigner opened to $12.8 million from 2,515 theaters to take third place. STX’s action thriller, directed by Martin Campbell and co-starring Pierce Brosnan, received an A- CinemaScore from audiences. The film has a $35 million budget and has made $88 million internationally.

New Line Cinema’s It came in No. 4 with $6 million, while The Mountain Between Us (20th Century Fox) rounded out the top five with $5.6 million.

Take a look at the top ten for the weekend:

1. “Happy Death Day” — $26.5 million
2. “Blade Runner 2049” — $15.1 million ($60.5 mil.)
3. “The Foreigner” — $12.8 million
4. “It” — $6 million ($314.9 mil.)
5. “The Mountain Between Us” — $5.6 million ($20.5 mil.)
6. “American Made” — $5.4 million ($40.1 mil.)
7. “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” — $5.3 million ($89.6 mil.)
8. “The LEGO Ninjago Movie” — $4.3 million ($51.5 mil.)
9. “My Little Pony: The Movie” — $4 million ($15.5 mil.)
10. “Victoria and Abdul” — $3.1 million ($11.3 mil.)

Also opening this weekend is Open Road’s Marshall, which earned $3 million from 821 theaters, Annapurna Pictures’ Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, which came in well behind expectations with just $737,000 from 1,229 theaters, Fox Searchlight’s Goodbye Christopher Robin, which earned $55,800 from nine theaters, Andy Serkis’ feature directorial debut, Breathe (Bleecker Street), which earned $26,254 from four theaters, and Magnolia Pictures’ Human Flow, which earned $47,000 from just three theaters.