September has been a quiet month overall with a couple of bright spots here and there. One of those was this weekend with Universal and DreamWorks coming out on top with Abominable. While the film doesn’t have a huge window in front of it as more animation is coming soon with The Addams Family, it’s poised to do pretty well to build upon its nearly $21 million debut. With a $75 million budget, it hs the potential if it can bring in some international coin as well. It’s only in about thirty markets so far with a nearly $9 million take so it has a bit to go to get into a safe zone.
Downton Abbey was a bit frontloaded but the good word of mouth and accessibility for new viewers helped it rise to $14.5 million for the weekend or just under $59 million total. It’s also done another $49 million overseas to bring it up to $107 million worldwide
Ad Astra slides down to fifth this week with another $10 million to add to its total, which is keeping it a hair ahead of Rambo: Last Blood. The debut of Judy in just 461 screens did very well with a $3 million take and it’ll be interesting to see how much further it will expand next week as the older audiences are being tapped for theater duty.
Next weekend sees the debut of Joker in over 4,000 screens. Fox Searchlight is dropping Lucy in the Sky into 38 screens while Sony Classics has Pain and Glory. Magnolia has a new documentary with Wrinkles the Clown.