Tom Cruise’s star power was no match for Pennywise, as It beat out newcomer American Made with another #1 showing at the box office. It, which has already made over $291 million domestically, took in $17.3 million while American Made collected $17.016 million. Kingsman: The Golden Circle was just a fraction behind with a $17 million showing. Here’s this weekend’s top 10:
1. It – $17.3 million.
2. American Made – Though its $17.016 million places it behind It, the movie has already amassed over $64 million internationally.
3. Kingsman: The Golden Circle – $17 million
4. The LEGO Ninjago Movie – Not as popular as the previous LEGO films, but it still takes in $12 million.
5. Flatliners – Unnecessary remake is dead on arrival with a $6.7 million debut.
6. Battle of the Sexes – $3.4 million
7. American Assassin – $3.3 million
8. Home Again – Reese Witherspoon comedy has been a box office disappointment with a domestic gross of $25 million. Flick makes $1.75 million this weekend.
9.Til Death Do Us Part – $1.56 million
10. mother! – Jennifer Lawrence film fails to catch fire at the box office with just $1.46 million.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle was the #1 film over the weekend as it made $39 million to beat out second place finisher It.Fellow newcomer The LEGO Ninjago Movie, saddled with lukewarm reviews, managed just a third place finish with $21 million. Here’s this weekend’s top 10:
1. Kingsman: The Golden Circle – $39 million
2. It – Flick has another strong weekend with $30 million and to date it has grossed over $266 million domestically.
3. The LEGO Ninjago Movie – $21 million
4. American Assassin -$6.2 million
5. Home Again – Reese Witherspoon comedy takes in $3.3 million
6. Mother! – Makes just $3.2 million in its second weekend and it’s a disappointing outing (at least box office wise) for Jennifer Lawrence.
7. Friend Request – This movie was unfriended by most moviegoers as it made just $2.4 million.
8. The Hitman’s Bodyguard – $1,85 million
9. Stronger – Jake Gyllenhaal movie makes $1.8 million in limited release.
It beat out all comers with another strong weekend as it made $60 million at the box office. The action thriller American Assassin, headlined by Dylan O’Brien, came in at #2 with a solid $14.8 million weekend. Unfortunately director Darren Aronofsky and Jennifer Lawrence didn’t drum up a sizable audience for mother! which, though #3, made just $7.5 million. Here’s the top 10:
1. It – It’s #1 for the second week in a row and makes $60 million this weekend. Total domestic gross is over $218 million!
2. American Assassin – $14.8 million
3.mother! – It’s a bomb for Darren Aronofsky and Jennifer Lawrence. $7.5 million.
4. Home Again – Reese Witherspoon comedy earns $5.5 million.
5. The Hitman’s Bodyguard – $3.5 million
6. Annabelle: Creation – Hit film makes $2.6 million and it’s collected over $99 million domestically.
7. Wind River – $2.5 million
8. Leap! – $2.1 million
9. Spider-Man: Homecoming – The feature, which has made over $330 million domestically, takes in $1.8 million.
Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky is known for having a style that’s both visual and visceral, as seen in films like Black Swan, Requiem For A Dream, and The Fountain. Jennifer Lawrence is a big fan, and when she found out he was working on a new movie, she wanted to be a part of it. That’s how the Academy Award winner got involved with Mother!, a psychological thriller about a woman whose idyllic country life is thrown into disarray when a mysterious couple enters her and her husband’s lives. Lawrence told us that when she first talked with Aronosfky, she was hooked on the concept. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jennifer Lawrence)
On the latest episode of CinemAddicts we preview the September releases Mother!, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, It, and American Assassin.
One smaller scale feature that’s worth a look is Rebel in the Rye, a biopic on Catcher in the Rye author J.D. Salinger (NicholasHoult). Kevin Spacey is Whit Burnett, the writing teacher who had a huge influence on Salinger’s life and ZoeyDeutch plays Salinger’s girlfriend Oona O’Neil (she would later marry Charlie Chaplin).
Directed by Danny Strong, Rebel in the Rye is based on the 2011 biography J.D. Salinger: A Life and it’s powered by a first rate performance by Hoult as the reclusive scribe. Strong has a ton of events (Salinger’s college life, Oona romance, WWII years) to fit into a 106 minute running time and he does it seamlessly. Fans of Salinger’s work looking for a bit more insight into the writer, or movie buffs who love narratives centered on the art of writing (the Salinger and Burnett relationship is the film’s strongest aspect) should definitely check out Rebel in the Rye.
Rebel In The Rye opens in select theaters September 8 via IFC Films. Check out this month’s episode of CinemAddicts and feel free to comment below!