The highly anticipated girl-bosses of the night-life scandalous film has finally hit theaters. All the hype and high profile celebrity faces like Cardi B, Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu, still didn’t top Pennywise the Clown – but it came pretty dang close. IT: Chapter 2 still holds the Box Office #1 while Hustlers coming up on the pole with #2.
IT: Chapter 2 brought in $40.7 million it’s second week in theaters and on Sunday earned a total of $153.8 million according to studio estimates. Still, not beating the original IT that earned over $200 million around this same time 2 years ago.
Hustlers oozed stellar reviews, film-festival buzz, Oscar talk for Jennifer Lopez and Tom Hanks praise. The film earned $33.2 million for STX Entertainment, coming in second place on the box office after IT:Chapter Two.
“This is exactly the kind of movie that every studio dreams of producing, because it’s going to be profitable, prestigious and a long-term performer,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for Comscore. “A lot of original type movies that are non-franchise non-sequels, many of them have had a rough go this year. This is a nice counter-balance to that.”
The movie was said to be less of a “stripper” jump off and more of an action-pack-“Wolf of Wall Street” watch. That’s a pretty prestigious comparison. The film was underestimated even after all the ravings, predicting only $25 million opening weekend. But numbers show plenty more admit one tickets than that.
STX Motion Picture Group Chairman Adam Fogelson commented:
“It definitely skewed female as we always expected, but it was very diverse as far as ethnic groups, and it brought in a broad range of ages for an R-rated film,”
Hustlers will most likely see rising numbers throughout the month as those who couldn’t make it for opening night probably have Hustlers on their ‘To See’ list. I mean, Keke Palmer in the club, give em $20 dollars!
Here’s what’s going down in the Box Office currently :
1. It: Chapter Two$40.7 million.
2. Hustlers $33.2 million.
3. Angel Has Fallen $4.4 million.
4. Good Boys $4.3 million.
5. The Lion King $3.6 million.
6. Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw $2.8 million.
7. Overcomer $2.7 million.
8. The Goldfinch $2.6 million.
9. The Peanut Butter Falcon $1.9 million.
10. Dora and the Lost City of Gold $1.85 million.