Taking the crown this weekend, as expected was “Downton Abbey: The Movie,” grabbing $31 million on a $20 million production budget. That was up $7 million on its projection of $24 million going into the weekend. With an average of $10,079 in 3,079 theaters, that was also enough to make it the POPCORN AWARD winner. In second was another over-performer in Brad Pitt’s “Ad Astra,” bringing in $19 million. But with a production budget of an estimated $85 million, that’s a long way off. However, it is above the projection of $16.8 million that it had going into the weekend. In third place, Sylvester Stallone’s “Rambo: First Blood” debuted to $18.8 million, which was down from its $20.4 million. “It: Chapter Two,” the defeated king from the last two weekends, earned another $17 million, bringing its three week total to $178.9 million. And, last week’s release “Hustlers” rounded out the Top Five with $16.8 million, slightly above its $15.5 million projections for the weekend.

As their were no films in the Top 25 that had a positive percentage increase, the GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD went to the film which had the smallest decrease. That film was “The Lion King,” which increased by -26.6%. The actual winner, off the List, was “Bennett’s War” at #46, which increased by +176.5%. “Brittany Runs A Marathon” was able to hold on to its position at #13 in its fifth weekend while “Toy Story 4” actually moved up a spot at #20 in its fourteenth weekend. Five films fell five or spots including “Angel Has Fallen” in its fifth weekend, last weekend’s release “The Goldfinch” which fell to #15, “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” in its ninth weekend, “Ready Or Not” in its fifth weekend, which was two spots away from getting a BOMB for the weekend, and “47 Meters Down: Uncaged” which fell to #25. Falling off the List completely was “Annabelle Comes Home,” which finished out its resurgence on the List, “The Art Of Racing In The Rain” in its seventh weekend, and “Don’t Let Go” and “Ne Zha” in their fourth weekends.

Next weekend should belong to the Dreamworks release “Abominable,” which is looking for a debut around $22.5 million. Landing in 4,100+ with very little competition, it should probably land much higher than number. Never underestimate parents who need to get away from their kids on the weekend. Also releasing more limited next weekend is IFC’s “The Day Shall Come” opening in 25 theaters and Roadside Attractions’ Oscar hopeful “Judy,” starring Renee Zellweger, although projections were not available for those films. Making room for these potential List-makers will likely be “47 Meters Down: Uncaged,” which fell five spots this weekend and barely held on at #25. Also making the List this weekend was a Fathom Event re-release of “The Shawshank Redemption,” which came in at #24 and likely won’t be playing next weekend. And if a third new film were to make the List next weekend, plan on “Chhichhore” ending its surprise run on the List or “Ready Or Not” taking its unfortunate final plunge.

BOX OFFICE KING: “Downton Abbey”
POPCORN AWARD*: “Downton Abbey”
GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD**: “The Lion King” (2019)

# Title Weekend Total Budget Week LW CH
1 Downton Abbey (Focus)
$31,033,665 ($31,033,665) $20m* 1st N
2 Ad Astra (Fox)
$19,001,398 ($19,001,398) $85m* 1st N even
3 Rambo: Last Blood (LGF)
$18,872,919 ($18,872,919) $50m 1st N even
4 It: Chapter Two (WB)
$17,006,478 ($178,927,041) $35m* 3rd #1 down
5 Hustlers (STX)
$16,806,587 ($62,351,800) $20m 2nd #2 down
6 The Lion King (BV)
$2,677,788 ($537,698,092) $260m 10th #5 percentage
7 Good Boys (Uni)
$2,590,965 ($77,386,570) $20m 6th #4 down
8 Angel Has Fallen (LGF)
$2,407,363 ($64,697,042) $40m 5th #3 downdown
9 Overcomer (Aff)
$1,520,607 ($31,587,810) $5m 5th #7 down
10 Hobbs & Shaw (Uni)
$1,456,140 ($170,609,950) $200m 8th #6 down
11 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (Par)
$1,280,248 ($58,424,677) $49m 7th #10 down
12 The Peanut Butter Falcon (RAtt)
$1,015,473 ($16,758,969) $20,000 7th #9 down
13 Brittany Runs a Marathon (Ama)
$960,542 ($5,258,763) ** 5th #13 even
14 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (LG)
$955,498 ($65,785,234) $25m 7th #11 down
15 The Goldfinch (WB)
$760,014 ($4,540,117) $45m 2nd #8 downdown
16 The Angry Birds Movie 2 (Sony)
$723,715 ($40,564,306) $65m 6th #14 down
17 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony)
$650,189 ($138,163,619) $90m 9th #12 downdown
18 Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (Grwh)
$427,069 ($1,641,009) ** 3rd #16 down
19 Spider-Man: Far From Home (BV)
$375,753 ($389,751,771) $160m 12th #17 down
20 Toy Story 4 (BV)
$289,852 ($432,752,831) $200m* 14th #21
21 Official Secrets (IFC)
$249,028 ($1,392,944) ** 4th #18 down
22 Ready Or Not (FoxS)
$215,188 ($28,276,023) $6m 5th #15 downdown
23 Chhichhore (FIP)
$204,391 ($1,714,083) $5m 2nd #19 down
24 TCM: The Shawshank Redemption 25th Anniversary (Fathom)
$183,128 ($183,128) ** 1st N even
25 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (ENTMP)
$172,500 ($21,802,672) $12m 6th #20 downdown



Title Dom / World Budget Weeks Highest NOTE
Annabelle Comes Home (WB) $74,116,358
$30m* 13th #2
The Art of Racing in the Rain (Fox) $26,044,634
$20m* 7th #6
Don’t Let Go (OTL) $5,119,930 $5m 4th #15
Ne Zha (WGUSA) $3,553,176
** 4th #15


*POPCORN AWARD goes to the highest per theater average within the Top 25 List
**GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD goes to the highest increase within the Top 25 List

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