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Terrifying Clown No Longer Rules America

'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' dethrones 'It'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 24, 2017 2:09 PM CDT
Terrifying Clown No Longer Rules America
The R-rated spy comedy “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” has taken over the top spot at the North American box office with an estimated $39 million debut.   (Giles Keyte)

(Newser) – The R-rated spy comedy Kingsman: The Golden Circle displaced the horror sensation It as the No. 1 film in North America, while the second Lego Movie spinoff of the year didn't assemble the expected audience, the AP reports. Kingsman opened with a weekend-leading $39 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday. But It still continues to pull in record crowds. With $30 million over the weekend, It is now the highest-grossing horror film of all time, not accounting for inflation, with $266.3 million thus far. (1973's The Exorcist grossed $232.9 million domestically, or more than $1 billion in 2017 dollars.)

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February's The Lego Batman Movie opened with $35 million and grossed $312 million in total—marks it appears the new The Lego Ninjago Movie will fall well short of. It may be two Lego movies in a year were too many. In its second week of release, Darren Aronofsky's already infamous psychological thriller mother! failed to turn the tide, sliding to sixth place with $3.3 million. The week also saw the first wave of fall awards contenders in specialty release. Lionsgate's Stronger grossed $1.7 million on 574 screens. Focus Features' Victoria & Abdul scored a per-theater average of $37,933 on four screens. And Fox Searchlight's Battle of the Sexes earned $525,000 on 21 screens. (Read more box office stories.)

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