#BOXOFFICE: “DOWNTON ABBEY” LOOKING UP
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 STX Entertainment/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.
#BOXOFFICE: “ANGEL HAS FALLEN” RISES TO THE TOP
ANGEL HAS FALLEN rises to the top in its debut taking-in $20 million from 3,286 North American theatres for Lionsgate Films/VVS Films. It gets 40% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore. While the Gerard Butler-fronted Franchise accomplishes its first #1 debut, it’s best opening still goes to first film, 2013’s Olympus Has Fallen with $30.3 million.
GOOD BOYS slips to second spot with $10.3 million week two for Universal Pictures, a two-week total of $40.6 million domestically.
Faith film OVERCOMER opens in third with $7.3 million for Sony Pictures from 1,723 theatres. It gets 33% on the Tomatometer and an A+ CinemaScore from audiences.
Toronto-made READY OR NOT debuts in sixth with $6.6 million from 2,855 theatres for Fox Searchlight. It garners an impressive 87% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK with $4.4 million for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films.