It Chapter Two slays in second weekend while Hustlers shakes to career best for J-Lo

It Chapter Two held off a strong challenger to retain its box office crown with a second weekend gross of $40.7 million.

That drop from the opening weekend is steeper than the first chapter, which followed its $123 million debut with a $60 million sophomore frame. It Chapter Two opened with $91 million. With this second weekend, It Chapter Two is already $5 million away from surpassing the 2018 edition of Halloween to become the Number 5 highest grossing horror film of all time.

Next up is Us ($175 million) and Get Out ($176 million). It Chapter Two should beat The Exorcist, which has shown amazing staying power to still be in the Top 5 with $233 million since its 1973 debut.  Worldwide It Chapter Two has brought in $323 million.

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Hustlers came in closer than expected with $33.2 million. Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Box office experts once again underestimated the drawing power of a film starring minority leads. Hustlers was not only distributor STX’s best debut, but the top opener for star Jennifer Lopez. The film has already made back its $20 million budget and with some awards buzz stemming from Lopez’s performance, this could be one of the bigger films of the year.

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Angel Has Fallen came in third place with $4.4 million. The third chapter of the Gerard Butler trilogy has now brought in $60 million. With another $2 million, Angel will surpass London Has Fallen’s domestic gross. Not bad for what seemed like just another Die Hard clone.

Good Boys nabbed fourth place with $4.26 million to reach $73 million while The Lion King stays perched in the Top 5 for a ninth straight weekend with $3.5 million to take its total $533.9 million domestically.

Photo Credit: Warner Bros and STX

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