‘It: Chapter Two’ Stays No. 1, ‘Hustlers’ Sets New Record for Stx and Jennifer Lopez

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It’s been a very good weekend for Stx and a decidedly mixed one for Warner Bros, as the two studios released their premiere films from the Toronto film festival: “Hustlers” and “The Goldfinch

For Stx, this weekend was a watershed one, as “Hustlers” became their best opening weekend ever with $34 million from 3,250 screens, easily breaking the previous record of $23 million set by 2016’s “Bad Moms.” The Lorene Scafaria crime film is also the best live-action opening for its star Jennifer Lopez, beating the $23 million opening of the 2005 film “Monster-in-Law” even after inflation adjustment.

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Hustlers” got to this point thanks to a mix of strong reviews from its Toronto premiere — it has an 87% Rotten Tomatoes score — and social media marketing by the film’s stars, including Cardi B and Lizzo, who have minor roles. While audience reception wasn
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