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'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' Tops the North American Box Office
Sep 25, 2017 by: WENN
Kingsman: The Golden Circle has shot to the top of the North American box office in its opening weekend.
The sequel, which stars Taron Egerton and Colin Firth, has earned $39 million to take the number one spot from horror movie It.
The sequel's opening beats its predecessor Kingsman: The Secret Service, which earned $36.2 million when it was released in 2015.
However, it comes in under projections of $40 million.
Overseas the film has brought in $61 million, to bring its global earnings to $100 million.
Stephen King's It adaptation comes in at two with $30 million, bringing its North American total to $266 million. The thriller, starring Bill Skarsgard as creepy small town clown Pennywise, hit theaters earlier this month and has broken multiple records.
It scored the highest-grossing horror film debut in history with $117.2 million, as well as securing the title of the biggest September opening ever at the North American box office.
On Thursday, it surpassed The Exorcist to become the biggest-grossing horror film release in North American history, and a sequel is currently in the works.
Meanwhile, The LEGO Ninjago Movie takes the third spot with $21.2 million. The film was projected to earn between $27 and $32 million in its opening weekend.
American Assassin comes in fourth with $6.25 million, while Jennifer Lawrence's mother! and Reese Witherspoon's Home Again tie for the fifth spot with $3.2 million each.
Box Office Top 10 for Weekend of September 22 - 24, 2017:
1. Kingsman: The Golden Circle $39,000,000
2. It $30,000,000
3. The LEGO Ninjago Movie $21,245,000
4. American Assassin $6,250,000
5. Home Again $3,311,821
6. mother! $3,260,000
7. Friend Request $2,400,000
8. The Hitman's Bodyguard $1,850,000
9. Stronger $1,747,910
10. Wind River $1,265,285
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