New Line’s R-rated It: Chapter Two opened to $91-M domestically, and while the sequel did not match the record-shattering launch of the 1st film, it is the 2nd-best horror bow of all time and the 2nd-biggest for the month of September behind It, as well as the Top bow for an R-rated pic so far this year.
Overseas, the R-rated pic scared up $94-M from 75 markets for $185-M globally.
More than 20 percent of domestic grosses came from Imax and large-format screens. Globally, Imax turned in a total of $9-M.
It: Chapter Two, which cost roughly $90-M to produce before marketing, had the weekend to itself in terms of being the only new studio film.
Millennium and Lionsgate’s (NYSE:LGF) Angel Has Fallen fell to # 2 in its 3rd outing with $6-M for a domestic take of $53.5-M.
Universal took the next 2 spots on the chart with Good Boys, which grossed $5.4-M in its 4th weekend for a domestic take of $66.9-M and $82.4-M globally.
Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) The Lion King remained in the Top 5 in its 8th weekend with $4.2-M domestically. Overseas, it grossed another $13.4-M for a global haul of $1.59-B.
Friday, Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw Topped the $700-M mark globally. For the full weekend, the Universal action pic grossed $3.7-M domestically to round out the Top 5 and $15.7-M overseas for a worldwide take of $719.8-M through Sunday.
At the specialty box office
Roadside Attractions’ The Peanut Butter Falcon, which made the Top 10 chart as it expanded into a total of 1,310 theaters, grossing $2.3-M for a domestic total of $12.3-M.
The music-infused documentary Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice debuted in7 theaters, posting one of the best location averages of the weekend at $16,500.
Have some fun, see a movie this week.