'MOTHER' FALTERS WITH $7.5M START AS 'IT' CONTINUES REIGN OF TERROR (09/18/2017)
Mother just can’t top It. The much buzzed-about Darren Aronofsky-helmed Mother scored a rare F grade from CinemaScore audiences, leading to a sad showing in its first week out, with just $7.5 million in receipts. (Projections had it earning $11 million).
It’s the lowest opening ever for the star Jennifer Lawrence. Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer also star in a movie that was clearly counting on star power to counteract its darkness.
With their salaries coming in at $15 million for Lawrence and a reported $3 million-$5 million each for Harris and Pfeiffer, that’s a lot of buck spent for very little box office bang.
New Line/Warner Bros.’ It meanwhile earned $60 million at the box office, down just 50% in its second week of release, considered to be an excellent showing for week 2.
It is on track to become the highest grossing September release ever, eclipsing 1986’s Crocodile Dundee’s $174.8 million.
It will likely garner $280 million-$300 million and is on track to overtake the Warner Bros. classic The Exorcist, reissues and all, Deadline reports.
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The Top 10 Movies at the Box Office, Per Deadline:
1.) It (NL/WB), 4,148 theaters (+45) / $19.4M Fri. /$26.2M Sat/$14.45M Sun/3-day cume: $60M (-51%)/Total: $218.7M/Wk 2
2.) American Assassin (CBS/LG), 3,154 theaters / $5.7m Fri. (includes $915k previews) /$5.5M Sat/ $3.6M Sun/3-day cume: $14.8M /Wk 1
3.) Mother! (PAR), 2,368 theaters / $3.1M Fri. (includes $700k previews) /$2.75M Sat/ $1.65M Sun/3-day cume: $7.5M /Wk 1
4.) Home Again (OR), 3,036 theaters (+96) / $1.66m Fri. /$2.3M Sat. /$1.3M Sun/3-day cume: $5.3M (-38%)/Total: $17.1M/Wk 2
5.). Hitman’s Bodyguard (LG), 3,272 theaters (-50) / $1M Fri. / $1.6M Sat/ $900K Sun/ 3-day cume: $3.55M (-26%)/Total: $70.4M /Wk 5
6.) Annabelle: Creation (NL/WB), 2,117 theaters (-886) / $750K Fri. /$1.2M Sat/ $695K Sun/3-day cume: $2.6M (-25%)/Total: $99.9M/Wk 6
7.) Wind River (TWC), 2,619 theaters (-271) / $770K Fri. /$1.1M Sat/ $633K Sun/ 3-day cume: $2.55M (-18%)/Total: $29.1M/Wk 7
8.). Leap! (TWC), 2,416 theaters (-275)/ $467K Fri. /$1M Sat/$650K Sun/3-day cume: $2.1M (-13%)/Total: $18.6M/Wk 3
9.) Spider-Man: Homecoming (SONY/MARVEL), 1,436 theaters (-221)/ $495K Fri./$885K Sat/$495K Sun/3-day cume: $1.87M (-7%)/Total: $330.3M/Wk 10
10.) Dunkirk (WB), 1,478 theaters (-632)/ $385K Fri. /$595K Sat/ $325K Sun/ 3-day cume: $1.3M (-30%)/Total: $185.1M/Wk 8