Studio Weekend Actuals: ‘It’ Does It Again w/ $60M; ‘American Assassin’ Shoots To $14.8M; ‘Spider-Man’ Spends 11th Weekend in Top 10

Monday Update: Full table of weekend actuals below, after our Sunday update.


Sunday Update: The most surprising box office breakout in years kept floating to the top, as Warner Bros. horror It took first place again with an estimated $60.0 million.

Following last weekend’s monster debut, which smashed even the most optimistic projections, the film declined only 51 percent in its second frame — a better hold than most films in the notoriously frontloaded horror genre. (Although a few recent horror hits including Get Out and Split did post even smaller second-weekend percentage drops.)

Not only did It claim the highest September opening of all time by a long shot, the film’s second weekend comes in higher than any other September release’s first weekend. Even adjusted for inflation, only one September film’s opening has ever come in above It‘s second frame: the debut of Rush Hour in 1998.

It is already the highest grossing September release of all time, after only 10 days of release. Adjusted for inflation, it’s currently the 4th-highest September release ever, behind Crocodile DundeeFatal Attraction, and Rush Hour.

American Assassin started in second place with an estimated $14.8 million weekend.

The action movie from CBS Films and Lionsgate, starring Dylan O’Brien and Michael Keaton, started about in line with pre-release expectations. Assassin opened in the same range as other recent titles such as War Dogs and the original John Wick.

Assassin received a “B+” average CinemaScore, from an audience that was 55 percent male and 71 percent older than age 35.

Paramount’s horror mother! debuted below expectations with an estimated $7.5 million and third place.

Despite starring Jennifer Lawrence, one of the biggest box office draws of the decade, the film was unable to overcome its dreaded “F” CinemaScore. For comparison, a “C” CinemaScore is very much on the lower end, with ratings in the “D” or “F” range extremely rare. (To be fair, the film scores much higher on Rotten Tomatoes with 68 percent.)

mother! was also hurt by its release date. It came out the weekend after the mammoth opening of fellow horror It — not to mention the continued respectable hold of yet another horror Annabelle: Creation, which takes sixth place. Add the release of yet one more horror Friend Request next weekend, and look for mother! to drop off quickly.

Spider-Man: Homecoming spends its 11th weekend in the box office top 10. With a ninth place finish of $1.8 million, the film joins a rare and elite club of titles to have spent that long in the top tier.

Beauty and the BeastHidden Figures, and La La Land previously reached the mark earlier this year. 2017 now sets a 21st century record: the most films (four) to spend at least 11 weekends in the top 10 since 1999.

(That measurement is counting when the films reached their 11th such weekend, not when they were first released. So Hidden Figures and La La Land, which were both released in December 2016 but reached their 11th weekend in the top 10 during 2017, are counted for 2017.)

Only one other year during this century has even seen three films reach 11 weekends in the top 10: the year 2003. Every other year this century saw either two such films, only one film, or even zero — as occurred in 2015, 2012, and several other times.

It’s still possible another title could reach the 11-weekend mark before this year is out. Dunkirk, currently in its ninth weekend in the top 10, is a dark horse candidate.

What is causing this level of longevity, unprecedented in the modern era? Chalk it up to a combination of quality titles that audiences loved, along with an at-times lackluster release schedule that didn’t always provide steep competition.

The historically poor August helped Spider-Man to stay near the top, unlike most superhero movies which open high but then fade fast. Factor in its 93 percent Rotten Tomatoes score and positive audience reception, and you have a film still playing in theaters nearly three months after opening.


Monday’s Weekend Actuals for Friday, September 15 – Sunday, September 17, 2017:

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 It (2017) $60,103,110 -51% 4,103 0 $14,649 $218,813,729 2 Warner Bros. / New Line
2 American Assassin $14,846,778 3,154 $4,707 $14,846,778 1 CBS Films / Lionsgate
3 mother! $7,534,673 2,368 $3,182 $7,534,673 1 Paramount
4 Home Again $5,183,004 -40% 3,036 96 $1,707 $16,984,088 2 Open Road
5 The Hitman’s Bodyguard $3,588,883 -25% 3,272 -50 $1,097 $70,395,923 5 Lionsgate / Summit
6 Wind River $2,572,397 -18% 2,619 -271 $982 $29,141,212 7 The Weinstein Company
7 Annabelle: Creation $2,411,319 -40% 2,117 -886 $1,139 $99,711,680 6 Warner Bros. / New Line
8 Leap! $2,163,778 -11% 2,416 -275 $896 $18,705,564 4 The Weinstein Company
9 Spider-Man: Homecoming $1,858,740 -7% 1,436 -221 $1,294 $330,245,988 11 Sony / Columbia
10 Dunkirk $1,311,449 -30% 1,478 -632 $887 $185,148,101 9 Warner Bros.
11 The Emoji Movie $1,001,256 -12% 1,151 -299 $870 $83,911,291 8 Sony / Columbia
12 Logan Lucky $996,576 -40% 1,401 -766 $711 $26,826,676 5 Bleeker Street
13 The Dark Tower $757,815 0% 1,235 287 $614 $49,922,920 7 Sony / Columbia

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Despicable Me 3 $857,205 -8% 983 -291 $872 $261,094,650 12 Universal
2 Wonder Woman $667,794 1% 659 -302 $1,013 $411,430,094 16 Warner Bros.
3 Girls Trip $570,725 -30% 733 -390 $779 $114,337,980 9 Universal
4 The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature $461,885 -20% 846 -389 $546 $28,093,664 6 Open Road
5 All Saints $371,464 -20% 750 -84 $495 $5,234,199 4 Sony Pictures
6 The Glass Castle $351,887 -34% 698 -339 $504 $16,724,214 6 Lionsgate Lionsgate
7 War for the Planet of the Apes $349,237 -23% 470 -183 $743 $145,861,747 10 Fox
8 The Big Sick $317,772 -28% 338 -197 $940 $42,487,093 13 Lionsgate
9 Baby Driver $298,828 -29% 381 -237 $784 $107,077,236 12 Sony / TriStar
10 Atomic Blonde $184,715 -36% 270 -120 $684 $51,365,430 8 Focus Features
11 Cars 3 $166,455 -44% 259 -251 $643 $152,279,065 14 Disney
12 Hazlo Como Hombre $153,418 -61% 226 -156 $679 $2,335,946 3 Lionsgate / Pantelion
13 Birth Of The Dragon $122,965 -64% 275 -427 $447 $6,833,170 4 OTL Releasing
14 Kidnap $122,176 -42% 506 -412 $241 $30,423,057 7 Aviron Pictures
15 Tulip Fever $116,910 -59% 247 -525 $473 $2,239,631 3 Weinstein Company
16 The Trip to Spain $90,196 -19% 110 -22 $820 $906,944 6 IFC Films
17 Ingrid Goes West $81,693 -45% 100 -100 $817 $2,906,641 6 Neon
18 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets $79,095 -26% 151 -78 $524 $40,442,321 9 EuropaCorp/STXfilms
19 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales $60,495 -36% 115 -28 $526 $172,537,139 17 Disney
20 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (re-release) $44,181 -86% 138 -649 $320 $3,077,585 3 Sony

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Viceroy’s House $205,356 63% 41 0 $5,009 $457,595 3 IFC Films
2 Rebel in the Rye $91,169 140% 49 45 $1,861 $144,377 2 IFC Films
3 Brad’s Status $89,921 4 $22,480 $89,921 1 Annapurna Pictures Releasing
4 Columbus $81,628 7% 61 25 $1,338 $629,585 7 Sundance Institute’s Creative Distribution Fellowship
5 Shubh Mangal Savdhan $75,080 -42% 80 0 $939 $629 3 Eros International
6 Menashe $73,298 -25% 90 -27 $814 $1,561,913 8 A24
7 Dolores $69,333 43% 18 13 $3,852 $152,440 3 PBS Distribution
8 Beach Rats $68,720 -6% 67 33 $1,026 $316,798 4 Neon
9 47 Meters Down $49,708 -26% 99 -50 $502 $44,235,021 14 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
10 Captain Underpants $48,046 -14% 83 -20 $579 $73,814,428 16 Fox / DreamWorks Animation
11 Maudie $33,790 -20% 63 -16 $536 $6,076,109 14 Sony Pictures Classics
12 The Unknown Girl $29,919 122% 16 14 $1,870 $50,601 2 IFC Films
13 Good Time $26,768 -47% 29 -46 $923 $1,930,047 6 A24
14 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 $26,353 -50% 80 -49 $329 $389,804,217 20 Disney
15 A Taxi Driver $23,198 -45% 14 -7 $1,657 $1,496,276 6 Well Go USA
16 Detroit $22,859 -57% 91 -60 $251 $16,750,421 8 Annapurna Pictures
17 Wish Upon $20,971 -48% 35 -20 $599 $14,271,046 10 Broad Green Pictures
18 The Force (2017) $18,849 4 $4,712 $31,994 1 Kino Lorber
19 Memoir of a Murderer $18,643 -33% 6 -2 $3,107 $61,731 2 Well Go USA
20 Poster Boys $16,544 -68% 50 0 $331 $89,075 2 Sony Pictures Releasing International
21 Patti Cake$ $15,848 -76% 46 -143 $345 $774,499 5 Fox Searchlight
22 Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World $12,695 -27% 14 -8 $907 $175,297 8 Kino Lorber
23 The Midwife $12,627 1% 19 -1 $665 $555,737 9 Music Box Films
24 Marjorie Prime $11,454 -41% 10 -2 $1,145 $146,862 5 FilmRise Releasing
25 Ex Libris: The New York Public Library $10,926 1 $10,926 $16,308 1
26 In Search Of Fellini $10,796 3 $3,599 $10,796 1 AMBI Media Group
27 Step $10,778 -32% 15 -9 $719 $1,115,919 7 Fox Searchlight
28 Red Trees $10,180 9 $1,131 $10,180 1 Cohen Media Group
29 The Women’s Balcony $10,179 155% 11 6 $925 $1,171,670 29 Menemsha Films
30 Napping Princess $9,939 -9% 22 8 $452 $27,533 2 GKIDS
31 It Comes At Night $8,936 -88% 3 -14 $2,979 $13,985,117 15 A24
32 Twenty Two $8,725 -61% 10 -1 $873 $40,235 2 China Lion Film
33 Lady Macbeth $8,617 42% 22 -1 $392 $1,103,893 10 Roadside Attractions
34 Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards $8,186 3 $2,729 $8,186 1 Music Box Films
35 Wolf Warrior 2 $7,965 -43% 6 -1 $1,328 $271,196 8 The H Collective
36 Rat Film $7,793 2 $3,897 $7,793 1 Cinema Guild
37 The Adventurers $7,668 -12% 3 -1 $2,556 $206,020 5 Well Go USA
38 Beatriz at Dinner $7,243 -6% 12 -11 $604 $7,078,373 15 Roadside Attractions
39 Crown Heights $6,149 -80% 24 -67 $256 $231,378 5 IFC Films
40 The Nile Hilton Incident $5,556 -49% 5 -3 $1,111 $69,592 6 Strand Releasing
41 The Only Living Boy In New York $4,905 -53% 14 -9 $350 $619,272 6 Roadside Attractions / Amazon Studios
42 Vengeance: A Love Story $4,526 11 $411 $4,526 1 FilmRise
43 Landline $4,524 -17% 11 -3 $411 $938,000 9 Magnolia Pictures
44 A Ghost Story $4,288 -34% 13 -2 $330 $1,587,942 11 A24
45 Brigsby Bear $4,168 -37% 14 -11 $298 $523,651 8 Sony Pictures Classics
46 School Life $4,121 77% 3 2 $1,374 $7,847 2 Magnolia
47 The Villainess $3,573 -22% 4 1 $893 $23,440 4 Well Go USA Entertainment
48 Time To Die $3,411 1 $3,411 $3,411 1 Film Movement
49 Whose Streets? $2,848 -45% 10 -5 $285 $166,100 6 Magnolia Pictures
50 I Do… Until I Don’t $2,655 -85% 9 -52 $295 $279,263 3 The Film Arcade
51 Love, Kennedy $2,572 338% 6 2 $429 $399,730 16 Purdie Distribution
52 The Hero $2,219 -72% 8 -15 $277 $4,074,662 15 The Orchard
53 Dayveon $2,200 3 $733 $2,200 1 FilmRise Releasing
54 Abracadabra $2,116 10 $212 $2,116 1 Sony Pictures
55 Trophy $2,011 -43% 2 1 $1,006 $6,739 2 The Orchard
56 Lemon $1,871 625% 4 1 $468 $27,690 5 Magnolia
57 The Skyjacker’s Tale $1,768 89% 1 0 $1,768 $6,253 12 Strand Releasing
58 Hermia & Helena $1,711 1 $1,711 $42,055 17 Kino Lorber
59 I Am The Blues $1,546 -67% 2 -2 $773 $34,438 10 Film Movement
60 The Boss Baby $1,488 -82% 13 -18 $114 $174,979,567 25 Fox / DreamWorks Animation
61 Moka $1,478 296% 4 3 $370 $124,837 14 Film Movement
62 The Girl Without Hands $1,110 87% 5 0 $222 $20,533 9 GKIDS
63 The Teacher $1,026 -88% 3 -1 $342 $44,266 3 Film Movement
64 Dawson City: Frozen Time $938 688% 3 1 $313 $118,997 15 Kino Lorber Films
65 13 Minutes $925 -77% 4 -4 $231 $158,834 12 Sony Pictures Classics
66 Valley Of Bones $836 -54% 2 -11 $418 $168,387 3 Smith Global Media
67 After Love $823 1 $823 $12,485 6 Distrib Films
68 The Challenge $786 -64% 1 0 $786 $4,864 2 Kino Lorber
69 Extraordinary Ordinary People $744 1 $744 $744 1 First Run Features
70 Paris Can Wait $740 161% 4 1 $185 $5,614,139 19 Sony Pictures Classics
71 Il Boom $660 -73% 1 -1 $660 $49,406 14 Rialto Pictures
72 We Love You, Sally Carmichael! $654 -68% 4 -3 $164 $25,890 7 Purdie Distribution
73 The Wound $238 -76% 1 0 $238 $27,327 5 Kino Lorber
74 Clash $198 1 $198 $18,031 4 Kino Lorber
75 Once Upon A Time $156 -83% 1 0 $156 $485,457 6 Well Go USA Entertainment
76 Red Christmas $106 -50% 1 -1 $106 $1,284 4 Artsploitation
77 Served Like a Girl $77 -84% 1 0 $77 $8,237 4 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
78 Slack Bay $26 -96% 1 -1 $26 $112,375 22 Kino Lorber Films

Sunday’s Studio Weekend Estimates for Friday, September 15 – Sunday, September 17, 2017:

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 It (2017) $60,000,000 -51% 4,103 0 $14,623 $218,710,619 2 Warner Bros. / New Line
2 American Assassin $14,800,000 3,154 $4,692 $14,800,000 1 CBS Films / Lionsgate
3 mother! $7,500,000 2,368 $3,167 $7,500,000 1 Paramount
4 Home Again $5,334,160 -38% 3,036 96 $1,757 $17,135,244 2 Open Road
5 The Hitman’s Bodyguard $3,550,000 -26% 3,272 -50 $1,085 $70,357,040 5 Lionsgate / Summit
6 Annabelle: Creation $2,600,000 -35% 2,117 -886 $1,228 $99,900,361 6 Warner Bros. / New Line
7 Wind River $2,553,586 -18% 2,619 -271 $975 $29,122,401 7 The Weinstein Company
8 Leap! $2,117,930 -13% 2,416 -275 $877 $18,659,716 4 The Weinstein Company
9 Spider-Man: Homecoming $1,875,000 -7% 1,436 -221 $1,306 $330,262,248 11 Sony / Columbia
10 Dunkirk $1,305,000 -30% 1,478 -632 $883 $185,141,652 9 Warner Bros.
11 Logan Lucky $1,040,997 -38% 1,401 -766 $743 $26,871,097 5 Bleeker Street
12 The Emoji Movie $975,000 -14% 1,151 -299 $847 $83,885,035 8 Sony / Columbia
13 The Dark Tower $770,000 2% 1,235 287 $623 $49,935,105 7 Sony / Columbia

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Despicable Me 3 $828,000 -11% 983 -291 $842 $261,065,445 12 Universal
2 Girls Trip $565,000 -31% 733 -390 $771 $114,332,255 9 Universal
3 The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature $441,114 -24% 846 -389 $521 $28,072,893 6 Open Road
4 All Saints $370,000 -20% 750 -84 $493 $5,232,735 4 Sony Pictures
5 The Glass Castle $350,000 -34% 698 -339 $501 $16,722,327 6 LionsgateLionsgate
6 The Big Sick $342,000 -23% 338 -197 $1,012 $42,511,321 13 Lionsgate
7 War for the Planet of the Apes $335,000 -26% 470 -183 $713 $145,847,510 10 Fox
8 Baby Driver $285,000 -33% 371 -247 $768 $107,063,408 12 Sony / TriStar
9 Cars 3 $178,000 -40% 259 -251 $687 $152,290,610 14 Disney
10 Atomic Blonde $167,000 -42% 270 -120 $619 $51,347,715 8 Focus Features
11 Hazlo Como Hombre $125,000 -68% 226 -156 $553 $2,307,528 3 Lionsgate / Pantelion
12 Kidnap $115,000 -45% 506 -412 $227 $30,415,881 7 Aviron Pictures
13 Tulip Fever $112,072 -61% 247 -525 $454 $2,234,793 3 Weinstein Company
14 Ingrid Goes West $81,650 -45% 100 -100 $817 $2,906,598 6 Neon
15 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales $58,000 -38% 115 -28 $504 $172,534,644 17 Disney

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Beach Rats $320,778 339% 67 33 $4,788 $568,856 4 Neon
2 Brad’s Status $100,179 4 $25,045 $100,179 1 Annapurna Pictures Releasing
3 Columbus $89,146 17% 62 26 $1,438 $637,103 7 Sundance Institute’s Creative Distribution Fellowship
4 Menashe $87,210 -10% 90 -27 $969 $1,575,825 8 A24
5 Dolores $68,120 40% 18 13 $3,784 $151,227 3 PBS Distribution
6 47 Meters Down $67,000 0% 96 -53 $698 $44,252,313 14 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
7 Maudie $38,870 -8% 63 -16 $617 $6,081,189 14 Sony Pictures Classics
8 Polina $30,000 42% 30 15 $1,000 $117,908 4 Oscilloscope Laboratories
9 Good Time $29,495 -42% 29 -46 $1,017 $1,932,774 6 A24
10 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 $28,000 -47% 80 -49 $350 $389,805,864 20 Disney
11 Lost in Paris $13,500 -14% 15 -2 $900 $631,050 14 Oscilloscope Laboratories
12 Marjorie Prime $12,000 -39% 10 -2 $1,200 $147,408 5 FilmRise Releasing
13 Ex Libris: The New York Public Library $11,175 1 $11,175 $16,557 1
14 May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers $10,500 8 $1,313 $681,589 1 Oscilloscope Laboratories
15 Red Trees $10,012 9 $1,112 $10,012 1 Cohen Media Group
16 Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards $7,440 3 $2,480 $7,440 1 Music Box Films
17 Vengeance: A Love Story $5,000 9 $556 $5,000 1 FilmRise
18 The Hero $2,834 -64% 8 -15 $354 $4,075,277 15 The Orchard
19 Trophy $2,742 -22% 2 1 $1,371 $7,470 2 The Orchard
20 Dayveon $2,000 3 $667 $2,000 1 FilmRise Releasing
21 Served Like a Girl $74 -85% 1 0 $74 $74 4 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
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    Matt D. September 17, 2017

    I love how It is performing at the box office. I saw it last Saturday and is in my Top 5 favorite films of the year. My personal problem with how much money its making is if it will affect Kingsman 2 next weekend. On the good side both have different audiences (It is for people who like horror and Kingsman 2 is for people who like action films). The problem is I am worried that Kingsman could be a disappointment at the box office due to It. Hopefully Kingsman 2 will get as good or better reviews than the first one. I will definitely see it so hopefully it does well.

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