Box Office: ‘Abominable’ Tops With $21-M, ‘Judy’ Sings Again


‘Downton Abbey’ crossed $100-M worldwide, while ‘It Chapter Two‘ clears $400-M.

Marking the 1st studio animated pic of the fall season, DreamWorks Animation’s Abominable Topped the box office chart with $20.9-M from 4,242 theaters.

Abominable from filmmaker Jill Culton, is the 1st co-production between DWA and China’s Pearl Studios. The movie is set to open Tuesday in China. 

The movie was boosted by an A CinemaScore and strong PostTrak exits.

Abominable scored the biggest opening of the year so far for an original animated film.

At the awards box office

Renee Zellweger-starrer Judy sang in its debut, placing # 7 with $3.1 million from 461 theaters, which Roadside Attractions and LD Entertainment says is the #1 debut of the year for a platform release.

The Judy Garland biopic earned an A- CinemaScore, while 79% of ticket buyers were 35 and older. The film’s location average was $6,705, the best of any film in the Top 10.

The Peanut Butter Falcon, produced by Armory films passed up the The Farewell to become the Top-grossing platform of the year so far ($18.1-M Vs $17.5-M.

Focus Features’ box office breakout Downton Abbey passed the $100-M mark globally. In the US it fell to #2 in its 2nd weekend for a domestic total of $58.5-M.

STXfilms’ Hustlers fell 32% in its 3rd weekend to $11.5-M for a domestic tally of $80.6-M and $95.4-M globally.

It: Chapter Two, which cleared $400-M at the global box office stayed high up on the chart its 4th weekend, earning $10.4-M for a domestic haul of $193.9-M

New Regency and Fox’ big budget Ad Astra fell to # 5 in its 2nd weekend. The astronaut pic earned $10.1-M for a domestic total of $35.5-M

Ad Astra stayed ahead of Rambo: Last Blood, which earned $8.6-M in its 2nd session for a domestic total of $33.2-M

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