‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Opens with $39 Million, Overtakes ‘It’
If you watched the sequel to 2014’s Kingsman: The Secret Service this past weekend, you may have helped to push It out of the top spot at the box office. Kingsman: The Golden Circle from 20th Century Fox played in 4,003 theater locations and took in an estimated $39 million, good enough to overtake It in the No. 1 spot. And while it was projected to hit the $40 million mark, it’s still better than the $36.2 million opening from its predecessor.
While on paper it may be a good sign, reception of the film shows a more rounded view of its status. While “Secret Service” was rated at 74% on Rotten Tomatoes, “The Golden Circle” fell behind with only a 51% rating. It still received a B+ rating on CinemaScore from audiences, if that helps.
To finish the weekend in the top five, “Mother!” courtesy of Jennifer Lawrence and “Home Again” from Reese Witherspoon both ended up with $3.2 million, good enough for a 5th place tie. In fourth place was “American Assassin” which for its second weekend, earned a respectable $6.25 million. It has earned $26.2 million over its first 10-day period. Coming in third place was “The Lego Ninjago Movie.” With a budget of $70 million, Warner Bros. projected an opening around $27-32 million, however, it fell flat and only earned $21.2 million in its debut weekend.
And, of course, in second place was the R-Rated horror film “It” still putting up good numbers. Now in its third weekend, it earned $30 million and brings the total for the film up to $266 million.