Matthew Vaughn's¬†Kingsman: The Golden Circle takes the #1 spot at the box office coming in at $39 million, which is pretty much in line with the first film's $36 million domestic gross.
All together, the current worldwide box office gross for¬†Kingsman: The Golden Circle is at over $100 million, so the movie is off to a good start and already surpassed its budget.
What probably matters for the film is whether or not Kingsman: The Golden Circle has any¬†legs; it does have a Rotten Tomatoes score of only 50%, which is down from the first movie's 74%. In addition, the sequel has 75% of the audience stating they liked it to Secret Service's 84%.¬†
The LEGO Ninjango¬†Movie also debuted this past weekend, which couldn't capture any of the previous LEGO Batman or LEGO Movie success for WB, as LEGO Ninjango¬†underperformed at $21 million.
No surprise is coming in at #2--the IT¬†movie.¬†Andres Muschietti's¬†big screen take on the Stephen King classic brought in an estimated $30 million. The IT movie currently has a worldwide box office gross of over $478 million, with a sequel already in the works and plans for a director's cut home video release.
Here are the U.S. estimates for this weekend's movie box office:
1.¬†Kingsman: The Golden Circle -¬†$39,000,000
2. It¬†- $30,000,000
3. The LEGO Ninjago Movie ¬†- $21,245,000
4. American Assassin ¬†- $6,250,000
5. Home Again ¬†- $3,311,821
6. mother! ¬†- $3,260,000
7. Friend Request ¬†- $2,400,000
8. The Hitman's Bodyguard - $1,850,000