‘Hustlers’ Set To Deliver Record $25M+ Live-Action Opening For Jennifer Lopez – B.O. Preview

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‘Hustlers’ Set To Deliver Record $25M+ Live-Action Opening For Jennifer Lopez – B.O. Preview
The box office heat surrounding STXfilms’ Jennifer Lopez stripper crime pic Hustlers is real, and has been so since it hit tracking on August 22, with projections spotting that this could be the actress’ biggest live action opening with $25M-$30M since her 2005 comedy Monster-in-Law ($23.1M).

That opening record would also double as the best for Burbank, CA-based STXfilms, ahead of their previous Bad Moms ($23.7M). It’s a much needed win for the mini-major studio which has been financially re-calibrating itself, seeking a reported half billion in fresh capital. Stx back in January celebrated its first No. 1 weekend win with Lantern’s The Upside, which debuted to $20.3M. Overall, it made $108.2M domestic and $122.7M worldwide. Last October, they took Hustlers in turnaround from Annapurna.

The high-concept story based on Jessica Pressler’s New York Magazine article “The Hustlers at Scores” about the strippers who turned the tables on their
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