#BOXOFFICE: “HAPPY DEATH DAY” FREAKS COMPETITION IN OPENING
Exceeding all expectations, HAPPY DEATH DAY from Universal Pictures freaks its competition into submission. Who would’ve thought we’d be seeing this modest Horror topple a giant like BLADE RUNNER 2049? It’s almost Halloween so naturally people are craving this… The Film opens in 3,149 theatres with $26.5 million. It gets a decent 67% rating on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore from Audiences.
BLADE RUNNER 2049 after a quick reign in its debut, slips to second this weekend with $14.3 million in its second week. It has made $59.8 million thus far domestically for Warner Bros.
Opening in third is THE FOREIGNER starring Jackie Chan for STX Entertainment/VVS Films, with $12.4 million from 2,515 theatres. It receives 56% on the Tomatometer and an A- CineamScore.
In fourth is the over-performing IT with $6.4 million, totaling now $315 million over six weeks in North America for Warner Bros.
THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US finds itself in fifth with $5.6 million in its second week out, a total $20.5 million for 20th Century Fox.
MARSHALL, a Court Drama starring Chadwick Boseman and Kate Hudson, rounds-out the Top Ten with $3 million from 821 theatres for Open Road Films/Sony Pictures. Critically it fares well with 86% on the Tomatometer.