Box Office: ‘It’ Stays Strong as ‘Mother!’ Struggles

Box Office: ‘It’ Stays Strong as ‘Mother!’ Struggles
Horror blockbuster “It” is showing plenty of staying power at the domestic box office, with an estimated $59 million at 4,103 sites in its second weekend.

“It” is dwarfing a pair of newcomers — action-thriller “American Assassin” is heading for a distant second with an opening weekend around $15.5 million at 3,154 locations. The success of “It” was horrifying news for Jennifer Lawrence starrer “Mother!,” which is underperforming forecasts and should take in about $8 million at 2,368 venues.

“It” took in an impressive $19.2 million on Friday while “American Assassin” grossed $5.8 million and “Mother!” grossed $3.1 million. If “It” makes it to $60 million, it will become the 21st movie to top that figure in its second weekend. “Guardians of the Galaxy” posted the top second weekend of 2017 with $65.3 million followed by “Wonder Woman” at $58.5 million.

“It” will become the eighth-highest grosser of 2017 on Saturday, surpassing “Dunkirk” at $184 million, and wind up on Sunday with a sensational 10-day total of at least $215 million.

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