Topping Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnorak became the 7th highest opening MCU movie ever and set a new November record in China as well while A Bad Moms Christmas tried to counter-program and Jigsaw and Boo 2! both suffered in the first post-Halloween weekend.
Jigsaw successfully took back Halloween but it was one of the lowest ever openings for the series while most of other new releases bombed as well and Amityville: The Awakening had one of the weirdest and most pointless theatrical releases ever.
Boo 2! took the top spot at the box office and continued the Madea series run of $20+ million openings but the rest of the new releases did not do great, especially serial killer thriller The Snowman and disaster movie Geostorm.
Happy Death Day continued Blumhouse’s horror success by taking over the box office from Blade Runner 2049, which took a pretty significant tumble from last week’s opening and continues to struggle with anyone outside of hardcore sci-fi fans.
Blade Runner 2049 took the top spot at the box office but it under-performed against even modest predictions for how it would fare and the other new releases did not set the world on fire either.
The top three were insanely close (and things could still change) but IT reclaimed the top spot at the box office as Kingsman fell to third against the new competition of Tom Cruise and American Made.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle took down Pennywise at the box office while Friend Request had the worst opening ever for a movie in over 2,500 theaters.
IT easily stayed on the top of the box office as it rises up the ranks of highest grossing films of 2017 while mainstream audiences outright rejected Darren Aronofsky’s latest, mother!, giving it a rare “F” on the Cinemascore audience survey.
After weeks of historically bad box office earnings, the new IT had a massive opening that was actually the highest ever opening for a horror film and the 2nd highest ever opening for an R rated film.
One of the worst months for summer box office performance in over a decade comes to an end with The Hitman’s Bodyguard again taking the top spot over the Labor Day holiday weekend.