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