Weekend Box Office: ‘It Chapter Two’ Stays At Number One, ‘Hustlers’ Hustle Up A Win, ‘The Goldfinch’ Fails to Fly

/Film | 9/16/2019 | Chris Evangelista
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Another weekend has ended, which means two things: one, we all have to return to the drudgery of work. And two, the weekend box office results are in. While there were a few new contenders at the multiplex, Pennywise and the Losers’ Club held fast with It Chapter Two staying at number one. But the highly-acclaimed Hustlers had a great weekend, too, exceeding expectations. The same can’t be said for the prestige drama The Goldfinch, which could not take flight in the wake of scathing TIFF reviews.

Reaction to It Chapter Two has been a bit mixed (I liked it, FYI), but audiences can’t seem to get enough of Pennywise. According to Box Office Mojo, the Stephen King-inspired sequel stayed at the top of the box office for the second week in a row, scaring up $40.7 million. That brings the global total to $323.3 million and means that the It franchise as a whole has grossed over $1.02 billion worldwide. Pretty soon they’ll have to change his name from Pennywise to Dollarwise, am I right, folks? Yes, I am.

Movieland - Hustlers - Lorene - Scafaria‘s - Crowd-pleaser

Elsewhere in movieland, Hustlers, Lorene Scafaria‘s crowd-pleaser about strippers who rip off Wall Street goons, opened at $33.2 million. That makes it the biggest film in the history of STX Films, and there’s a bit of tragic irony here. You see, at one point, Hustlers was going to be distributed by Annapurna, the motion picture company that releases genuinely good movies that fail to find an audience. Annapurna offloaded Hustlers to STX,...
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