Tuesday, 26 September 2017

30. Movie Money 25/09/2017

September continues to be a great time for the movies, with some new blood bringing in waves of cinemagoers to the box office, and familiar faces doing almost as well. First off, the number 1 movie this week was 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle', bringing in just under $40m, with a debut of $39m, which is just about the same amount of the first 'Kingsman'. It's not gangbusters, especially considering the sequel cost $20m more to make. Still, overseas the film has been doing pretty well and is already on track to reach its $104m budget, with a worldwide total of $100m.

Sequel brings home just about the same amount as the original

The number 2 movie is Stephen King's 'It' with a weekend take of $29.7m. You might've heard this week that 'It' is now the most successful horror movie of all time, surpassing 'The Exorcist', however, inflation still contends that to be false. While 'It' has a very impressive $266m domestic gross, and a worldwide total of $478m, surpassing this years 'War for the Planet of the Apes', it still doesn't hold a candle to the whopping $983.2m held by 'The Exorcist'. Still though, it makes for a good headline.

The king.

Number 3 went to 'Lego Ninjago' with a disappointing $20.4m. A soft start for the kid's movie with a $70m budget, especially with international numbers only bringing the worldwide total to less than half that budget at $30m. Number 4 was 'American Assassin' which brought in $6m this weekend and a worldwide total of $32m, not even reaching it's modest $33m budget. Number 5 is the most controversial movie of the year 'mother!' with a weekend total of $3.2m bringing its worldwide total to $25m, shy of its $30m budget. Sad times for numbers 3 - 5. Better luck next time!

That's the report and as always, here's the podcast episode, which, due to being recorded on Sunday, has a few outdated results.

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