AceShowbiz - *"It" has reclaimed control of the North American box office in its fourth weekend in theaters after sinking to No. 2 last weekend. The horror film adapted from Stephen King's 1986 novel and directed by Andy Muschietti is back to the top spot of the domestic chart with $16.9 million.
"It" edges out newcomer *"American Made" and last weekend's box office champion *"Kingsman: The Golden Circle" which essentially tie with nearly $17 million each. Estimation has the %cTom Cruise%-led action film taking a slight advantage with around $16,000 more than the "Kingsman: The Secret Service" sequel, which leads international box office with an estimated $50.5 million.
While "American Made" is earning Cruise huge praise for his portrayal of the real life TWA pilot-turned-drug runner and arms smuggler Barry Seal, the film marks the lowest opening for a Cruise film since 2012's "Jack Reacher", which debuted to $15.2 million.
But with the film's strong reviews, Universal, which is handling "American Made", is counting on it having a long run. And thanks to the actor's star power overseas, the Doug Liman-directed flick has already collected $64.7 million for a global tally of $81.7 million.
"We will have a great run, and 'American Made' overperformed tracking. Tom is something to discover in this movie," says Universal domestic distribution president Nick Carpou. "And I think it's interesting that you have three films that are within shouting distance of each other. Once the dust settles on Monday, we'll see how it turns out."
Placing fourth is "The Lego Ninjago Movie". After debuting in the third place with $20.4 million last weekend, the animated film earns $11.6 million in its second weekend. Rounding out the top five is "Flatliners", another newcomer this weekend. The %cNina Dobrev%-starring film opens to a cold $6.6 million.
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