U.S. Box-Office: ‘Mother!’ crumbles, ‘IT’ continues to be no. 1
Los Angeles [U.S.A], Sept. 18 (ANI): The clown 'Pennywise' continue its 'terrifying' run at the Box-Office as the movie devoured Darren Aronofsky's 'mother!' with USD 60 million in its second week. Darren Aronofsky's 'mother!' stalled in its domestic box office debut, grossing an estimated USD 7.5 million from 2,368 theaters after receiving a rare 'F' CinemaScore, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jennifer Lawrence starrer, an elevated psychological horror-thriller, supplants 'The House at the End of the Street' to mark the lowest nationwide launch. The Paramount title, costing USD 30 million to produce, came in No. 3 for the weekend behind 'It' and new offering 'American Assassin'. Warner Bros. and New Line's 'It' continued to make history in its second weekend, declining a scant 51 percent to USD 60 million from 4,103 theaters, the biggest sophomore outing ever for a horror title. It has already achieved numerous milestones. In its first 10 days, the USD film adaptation of Stephen King's novel has earned $218.7 million domestically, passing up 'Get Out' ( USD 175.5 million) to become the No. 2 R-rated horror film of all time behind 'The Exorcist', not accounting for inflation. And it's already the top-grossing September release in history. The movie also scared up big numbers overseas, grossing USD 60.3 million in its second weekend from 56 markets for a foreign tally of USD 152.6 million and a stunning USD 371.3 million worldwide against a USD 35 million budget. Meanwhile, 'mother!' opened to USD 6 million overseas from its first 16 markets. It placed third in France with USD 1.3 million, followed by a third-place finish in the U.K. with USD 1.1 million and a second-place finish in Russia with USD 1.1 million. The film made its world premiere earlier this month at the Venice Film Festival before screening at the Toronto International Film Festival to generally good reviews, with a current fresh score of 68 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics, however, were divided in their reaction, and audiences, even more so.
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