Box Office Report For September 13-15


Welcome back to the weekly box office report! As is always the case, each and every Sunday you can expect a look at what made the most money in theaters, as well as just how all of the new releases fared. This week, the hit horror sequel It: Chapter Two attempts to hold off Jennifer Lopez and the true life crime dramedy Hustlers. Who emerged victorious? Was it Pennywise or J-Lo? How did would be Oscar hopeful The Goldfinch fare? Read on below, as we take a look at just that, though spoiler alert: the top two films had the vast majority of the eyeballs in cinemas this weekend…

Holding on to the top spot was It: Chapter Two, dropping about 55% in its sophomore frame. This time around, the fright flick made $40.7 million, blowing past the $150 million mark in only about ten days. Breaking the $300 million mark like the first one did may be a tough get for the movie, but it’s clearly going to be a hit for Warner Bros. when all is said and done, and not a small one, either.

Opening in second place was Hustlers, which saw a huge opening for the STX release. $33.2 million couldn’t beat Pennywise, but Jennifer Lopez and company still had a fantastic first weekend. With only a $20 million budget, it’s already a success and is now able to launch an Academy Award campaign for Lopez in earnest…

Managing only a number eight finish was The Goldfinch, which absolutely tanked. Once a presumed awards season fixture, poor reviews out of the Toronto International Film Festival poisoned the well, leading to only a $2.6 million opener. The film bombed in a big way, there’s no two ways about it. Making back its $45 million budget is going to be essentially impossible.

Staying in the top ten was The Peanut Butter Falcon, which continues to build a fan base and become a hit for Roadside Attractions. Another $1.9 million gives the indie crowdpleaser over $15 million in total, so far to date. It’s truly a nice little success story!

Among indie/limited release titles, Monos took in about 43K from five screens, Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements made just over 7K on a single screen, while The Sound of Silence amassed a little more than 6K on a pair of screens…

Here now is what the top ten looked like at the box office for this weekend:

1. It: Chapter Two – $40,735,000

2. Hustlers – $33,230,000

3. Angel Has Fallen – $4,400,000

4. Good Boys – $4,260,000

5. The Lion King – $3,555,000

6. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw – $2,770,000

7. Overcomer – $2,735,000

8. The Goldfinch – $2,640,000

9. The Peanut Butter Falcon – $1,921,127

10. Dora and the Lost City of Gold – $1,850,000

Beyond the top ten, here’s some further results at the box office:

11. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – $1,725,000

12. Brittany Runs a Marathon – $1,550,339

13. Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood – $1,535,000

14. The Angry Birds Movie 2 – $1,200,000

15. Ready or Not – $941,000

16. Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice – $734,636

17. Spider-Man: Far From Home – $665,000

18. Official Secrets – $571,560

19. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged – $451,000

20. Toy Story 4 – $439,000

21. Chhichhore – $419,000

22. The Art of Racing in the Rain – $290,000

23. The Farewell – $263,975

24. Tod@s Caen – $220,000

25. Aladdin – $215,000

26. Luce – $71,000

27. After the Wedding – $56,105

28. Miles Davis: Birth of Cool – $55,472

29. Mission Mangal – $50,000

30. Maiden – $44,001

Until next weekend!

About Joey Magidson

A graduate of Stony Brook University (where he studied Cinema and Cultural Studies), resides in Brooklyn, New York. He contributes to several other film-related websites and is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

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