#BOXOFFICE: “THE JOKER” LAUGHS ITS WAY TO THE TOP
This is no joke, THE JOKER debuts with a phenomenal $94 million from 4,374 theatres for Warner Bros. this weekend. The Golden Lion winner at Venice gets 70% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore, while becoming The Hangover Helmer Todd Phillips‘ best opening yet.
ABONIMABLE is in second with $13 million for Universal Pictures, a two week total of $37.8 million.
DOWNTON ABBEY is in third $8.7 million, a three week total of $87 million for Focus Features/Universal Pictures.
HUSTLERS lands in fourth with $6.2 million, making for a four week run of $91.2 million for STX Entertainment/Elevation Pictures.
JUDY makes its debut in the Top Ten in seventh with $4.1 million, expanding to 1,458 theatres for Roadside Attractions/eOne Films. It sits at 83% on the Tomatometer.
SYE RAA NARASIMHA REDDY rounds out the Top Ten with $1 million from 310 screens, the Epic which is available in multiple languages including Hindi, Telugu and Tamil, winning many critical raves in other territories.