Downton Abbey: The Movie – the cinematic sequel to Julian Fellowes' hit television series – grossed $ 31 million during its domestic debut weekend. That number was enough to beat Rambo: The Last Battle and Brad Pitt's sci-fi movie, Ad Astra.
If we add international revenues, Downton Abbey has reached $ 30.8 million, for a total of $ 61.8 million so far. Given the movie's $ 13 million budget, Focus Features and Universal Pictures International may begin to consider producing a sequel.
The Last Battle and Ad Astra did not perform poorly, with Pitt's film holding second place with $ 19.2 million, enough to outpace the new Rambo franchise, which made $ 19 million.
Completing the Top 5 is It – Chapter Two ($ 17.2 million), on its fourth screening weekend, exceeding $ 200 million in international markets, and Hustlers, which grossed $ 17 million.
Once Upon A Time … In Quentin Tarantino's In Hollywwod also passed the $ 200 million mark this weekend. Here's the top 10 estimates for this weekend's US box office (via Box Office Mojo):
- 1. Downton Abbey $ 31,000,000
- 2. Ad Astra $ 19,210,000
- 3. Rambo: The Last Battle $ 19,015,000
- 4. IT: Chapter Two $ 17,245,000
- 5. Hustlers $ 17,000,000
- 6. The Lion King $ 2,572,000
- 7. Good Boys $ 2,510,000
- 8. Angel Has Fallen $ 2,400,000
- 9. Overcomer $ 1,500,000
- 10. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw $ 1,460,000
Abílio Rodrigues (of Rivia) is the technology editor of IGN Portugal, a confessed music lover and PC gaming enthusiast. You can follow him on @KaikaneTR