Box Office: ‘Kingsman 2’ Set To Dethrone ‘IT’ For $40 Million Haul

Kingsman Kingsman: The Golden Circle took in $15.3 million on Friday, and is currently projected to have a $40 million opening weekend.

The Hollywood Reporter notes that the Kingsman sequel is doing a bit slower than expected. Kingsman: The Golden Circle has been not as well received by many critics as the first film, but is still doing well with audiences. So far, Kingsman 2 is expected to outpace the first film, which took in $36.2 million on its opening weekend.

In a surprise upset, IT is currently outpacing The LEGO Ninjago Movie with $9.8 million Friday for a projected $29 million weekend and a domestic total haul of close to $265 million through Sunday. IT is now the highest grossing horror film of all time.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie is projected to take in $21 million this weekend after earning $5.8 million on Friday. The third LEGO film so far and the second release this year, the film was originally projected to clear $30 million in its first weekend in theaters. Now, it will likely place third at both the box office and in comparison to the first two LEGO features.

Directed by Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class, Kick Ass), Kingsman: The Golden Circle stars Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Julianne Moore, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, Halle Berry and Pedro Pascal.

Kingsman: The Secret Service introduced the world to Kingsman – an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy…

Kingsman: The Golden Circle hits theaters September 22, 2017. You can read a review of the film here.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

7 Movies Still Worth Catching In Theaters In 2017

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Thor Ragnarok Justice League MoviesThe summer movie season may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some amazing films still coming out this year! It just opened the fall box office with a bang, earning the highest opening for a horror film, and there are quite a few films set to follow its lead. The holiday season in particular is always a great time for movies, with Oscar contenders and big-budget family-friendly movies being released simultaneously.

Of course, the movies on this list aren’t the only films coming out this year — they’re just some of the ones with the biggest marketing budget, making it easier for people to know they are coming out soon. So, if none of these movies seem interesting to you, do a little research and see if there are any great independent or foreign films coming to your local theaters!

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