Tom Cruise’s latest Hollywood biographical crime film ‘American Made’ is competing with Warner Bros. and New Line’s “It” and Fox’s “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” at the box office on this weekend.
“It” made the heroic comeback again and ruling the box office with $17.3 million from 3,917 locations while ‘American Made’ and ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ are standing behind the ‘It’ in terms of earning with $17 million each. However, there is a slight difference between the box office collection figures.
On the other hand, the latest horror entry at the box office, Sony Pictures’ ‘Flatliners’ is running below the expectation in the theaters after getting a highly poor response from the Rotten Tomatoes with 0%. The horror flick managed to earn $6.7 million from 2,552 locations as the opening collection.
Universal’s distribution chief Nick Carpou said, “There were people out there who had us at a little less. It’s not a disappointment — it’s an overachievement.” Carpou also addressed the film’s opening opposite so many other flicks with R MPAA ratings. He said, “I think that the rating of the film is secondary to the content of the film.” He added, “To me, it feels like a fall release.”
‘It’ has created hype since it hit the theaters. If the horror flick returns to the top after taking the second position to ‘Kingsman’ last weekend, it would be a heroic and such an impressive comeback. ‘It’ has broken all the collection recorders for September opening and the film has become the highest grosser horror film of all time. After the successful current weekend, the film stands with total domestic box office collection of $291.2 million.
Warner Bros’. 3D computer-animated action comedy martial arts film ‘The Lego Ninjago Movie’ is running in 4,047 locations while Fox Searchlight’s ‘Battle of the Sexes’ has been expanded to 1,213 locations and grossed $3.4 million.