Kingsman: The Golden Circle, from 20th Century Fox, the sequel to the equally crazy and profane spy movie, just kicked New Line Cinema’s horror phenomenon IT from the first place at the box office. The sequel to 2015’s Kingsman: The Secret Service debuted with $30 million earnings, just a hair below what the analysts predicted, which was between $40 and $45 million. It had a bigger opening than the first movie which managed to gross $414 worldwide and became one of the most popular spy movies.
Kingsman finally dethrones IT
The Kingman series, directed by Matthew Vaughn, is based on a comic book that deals with the adventure of a secret organization of British spies. The sequel deals with another enemy for the organization, as well as with their efforts to work together with their American counterparts. Colin Firth, Channing Tatum, Julianne Moore and Taron Edgerton star in the movie which earned a B+ score on CinemaScore and a 51% rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes. This rating proves that this has been more of movie that has been popular with the people than with the critics.
As for Stephen King’s adaptation of his novel IT, it now holds the second spot after smashing every horror record and the competition. This was its third week and it became the horror movie with the highest opening ever. It brought an additional $30 million, making its earnings about $266 million.
The movie tells the coming of age story of a group of kids who have to fight an evil entity that looks like a clown and who kidnaps and eats children every 27 years. Andy Muschietti directed the movie, which starts the phenomenal Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise the Dancing Clown. The movie earned a B+ rating on CinemaScore and an 84% fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes. As for The Lego Ninjago Movie, it only grossed $21.2 million, below expectations of at least $27 million.
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