HOLLYWOOD—It was the TV version of an iconic series that dominated the box-office over the weekend. That series was the BBC series “Downton Abbey” that rose to the top spot with an impressive $31 million, dethroning “It: Chapter Two” from the top spot. I really didn’t think there was a massive audience for this series, but audiences came out in droves.
Nabbing second place was the Brad Pitt sci-fi adventure “Ad Astra” with $19.2 million, and not far behind was Sylvester Stallone and the final chapter in the “Rambo” franchise, “Rambo: Last Blood” with $19 million. Wow, I didn’t really expect “Ad Astra” or “Rambo: Last Blood” to have modest numbers; I hadn’t really seen much advertising for either film.
Speaking of “It: Chapter Two” it fell to fourth place with $17.2 million to bring its domestic tally at the box-office close to $180 million in the three weeks since its release. Rounding out the top five was the Jennifer Lopez starrer “Hustlers” with $17 million. In just two weeks, “Hustlers” has already amounted over $62 million at the domestic box-office.
This weekend sees the release of the animated flick “Abominable” and in limited release “Judy” is unleashed in some multiplexes across the country.