Box office report: Kingsman 2 dethrones It as Lego Ninjago misfires


Kingsman: The Golden Circle has shot to the top of the North American box office in its opening weekend (22-24Sep17).

And third was the animated comedy, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, which took in $21-million.

The "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" star was thrilled when he was able to present his mother with a new home to thank her for all the hard work she put in to encourage his career. The film was projected to earn between $27 (£20 million) and $32 million (£23.7 million) in its opening weekend.

Taron Egerton in a still from the action film "Kingsman: The Golden Circle".

You have to go all the way down to spot number seven to find the weekend's final wide release: new distributor Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures' Friend Request, opening to $2.4 million on 2,573 screens for a per-theatre average of only $933.

It's now the highest grossing horror film of all time, not accounting for inflation, with $266.3 million so far.

Reviews for Ninjago were underwhelming, and audiences gave it a B-plus CinemaScore.

According to Box Office Mojo, the super spy sequel lassoed up an estimated $39 million, about $3 million more than its predecessor's debut. The PTA crown went, appropriately, to a film about a queen: Victoria & Abdul, which opened to $152,000 on four screens.

And Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions' Stronger, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, is poised to crack the top 10 with an estimated $1.7 million from 574 locations. Check out the September 22-24 figures below.