Downton Abbey reigns at the weekend box office

Downton AbbeyThe long-awaited Downton Abbey finally hit theatres and fans flocked to watch their favorite characters take over the big screen. The film ruled the box office, winning the top spot with a record-breaking $31 million — Focus Features’ biggest opening weekend ever. Click here to read our review and here to view our exclusive photos of Downton Abbey filming locations.

Opening in second spot with $19 million was Ad Astra, starring Brad Pitt as U.S. Space Command astronaut Roy McBride, who goes on a search across the solar system for his missing scientist father (Tommy Lee Jones).

Rambo: Last Blood took the third spot at the box office in its opening weekend with $18.9 million. The final chapter of the Rambo series finds John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) having to save his granddaughter from a sex trafficking cartel.

Taking fourth spot was IT: Chapter Two, which dropped three spots after reigning as box office champ for the last two weekends. The film earned another $17 million for a gross domestic total of $179.2 million. Click here to read our review and here to watch our interview with director Andy Muschietti and producer Barbara Muschietti.

Hustlers, starring Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu, rounded out the top five, earning $16.8 million for a gross domestic total of $62.5 million. Click here to watch our interview with Constance Wu, and here to watch our interview with director Lorene Scafaria.

 

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  1. Abby • September 22, 2019 @ 4:30 PM

    I hope this means there will be more Downton Abby movies!

  2. Snepts • September 23, 2019 @ 11:11 AM

    Stallone said there will only be more Rambo if this new film does well. So…

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