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Box Office Report For September 27-29

Welcome back one and all 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, an animated family offering opens in Abominable, along with the awards hopeful biopic Judy. Then, there’s the second weeks for the likes of Ad Astra, Downton Abbey, and more. Who emerged victorious this time around? Read on to see how the weekend turned out…

Taking the top spot was Abominable, as families went out to see this one, leading to an opening haul of $20.8 million. It’s not a huge sum, but on this light weekend, it was more than good enough for this honor. It won’t be number one again next weekend, but until another kids flick opens, it could have a subset of the box office locked in.

Downton Abbey fell to number two, though actually added a few more theaters to its count. Another $14.5 million has this feature length version of the television show doing very nice business for Focus Features. It’s at $58.5 million and counting…

Ad Astra dropped to fifth, making another $10.1 million or so. The film isn’t performing badly, but it’s likely to wind up with a smaller cume than other Oscar hopeful science fiction movies. Whether that affects its chances or not, well…we’ll just have to see what happens in the months to come.

Opening in seventh place was Judy, which doesn’t sound that impressive, especially at only a shade over $3 million, but it did so while playing on only 461 screens. It’s one of the year’s best platform debuts and should help Renée Zellweger with her budding Best Actress candidacy, for the Academy Awards, and elsewhere.

Among indie/limited release titles, nothing really of note opened. Maybe next week?

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

1. Abominable – $20,850,000

2. Downton Abbey – $14,500,000

3. Hustlers – $11,470,000

4. It: Chapter Two – $10,400,000

5. Ad Astra – $10,143,000

6. Rambo: Last Blood – $8,575,000

7. Judy – $3,091,417

8. Good Boys – $2,010,000

9. The Lion King – $1,603,000

10. Angel Has Fallen – $1,535,000

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

11. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw – $1,200,000

12. The Peanut Butter Falcon – $908,270

13. Overcomer – $900,000

14. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – $790,000

15. Dora and the Lost City of Gold – $700,000

16. Brittany Runs a Marathon – $641,900

17. Nothing to Lose 2 – $580,184

18. Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice – $416,729

19. Toy Story 4 – $215,000

20. Chhichhore – $139,000

21. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged – $125,000

22. Promare – $113,455

23. Aladdin – $91,000

24. The Art of Racing in the Rain – $75,000

25. The Farewell – $74,075

26. Where’s My Roy Cohn? – $60,089

27. Miles Davis: Birth of Cool – $51,278

28. Tod@s Caen – $39,000

29. The Zoya Factor – $26,000

30. First Love – $24,150

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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