Things are looking up for DOWNTON ABBEY as it has a smashing debut for Focus Features/Universal Pictures, taking $31 million from 3,079 theatres. Along with that comes raves at 85% and an A CinemaScore. This is the first #1 opening for Focus Feautres since The American and an all-time best opening for the company.
In second is Brad Pitt-starrer AD ASTRA with $19.1 million for Disney, from 3,079 theatres. It gets a 82% on the Tomatometer and B- CinemaScore, with an estimated $80+ million production budget.
RAMBO: LAST BLOOD lands in third in its opening with $18.3 million for VVS Films/Lionsgate Films. It gets 31% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore. Franchise best still belongs to 1985’s RAMBO: THE FIRST BLOOD PART II with $21 million, plus factor-in inflation.
HUSTLERS continues to perform strongly in fourth with $17.3 million for STXEntertainment/Elevation Pictures. In over a week it has made $45.5 million domestically.
OVERCOMER rounds things out with $1.7 million for Sony Pictures, just past the $30 million mark in its run.