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

Weekend Box Office

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. Internationally, the film earned $60.3 million.

Meanwhile, Lionsgate/CBS Films’ action thriller American Assassin opened in second place domestically with an okay $14.8 million from 3,154 locations. The $33 million Michael Keaton/Dylan O’Brien production earned a B+ CinemaScore from audiences.

Paramount Pictures’ Mother! debuted in the third spot with a paltry $7.5 million from 2,368 theaters. The psychological thriller, starring Jennifer Lawrence and directed by Darren Aronofsky, received the dreaded F CinemaScore from consumers.

Open Road Films’ Home Again, followed in fourth with $5.3 million. And Lionsgate’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard rounded out the top five with $3.5 million.

Here’s your estimated top ten for the weekend:

1. It — $60 million ($218.7 mil.)
2. American Assassin — $14.8 million
3. Mother! — $7.5 million
4. Home Again — $5.3 million ($17.1 mil.)
5. The Hitman’s Bodyguard — $3.5 million ($70.3 mil.)
6. Annabelle: Creation — $2.6 million ($99.9 mil.)
7. Wind River — $2.5 million ($29.1 mil.)
8. Leap! — $2.1 million ($18.6 mil.)
9. Spider-Man: Homecoming — $1.8 million ($330.2 mil.)
10. Dunkirk — $1.3 million ($185.1 mil.)

Next weekend brings the debuts of Fox sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Warner’s animated LEGO Movie spin-off, The LEO Ninjago Movie.