This week, an animated-comedy finally made an appearance at the box office. Tiny moviegoers had the option to see “Abominable,” the first animated-comedy to release in theaters after several weeks of dramas and adult-comedies. While previous hits remained at the top of the chart this week, the domestic rankings are sure to change next weekend when Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Joker” releases in over 4,000 theaters nationwide.
“Abominable” topped the weekend box office with a $20.8M debut. Jill Culton and Todd Wilderman directed “Abominable,” which features the voice talents of Chloe Bennet, Albert Tsai, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Sarah Paulson, and Eddie Izzard.
The new release pushed “Downton Abbey” down to second place on the domestic charts, but the movie made another $14.5M this weekend. Now in its second week in theaters, the film has made over $58.5M domestically. Michael Engler directed “Downton Abbey,” which features Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith, and Hugh Bonneville. “Hustlers” took third place with a $11.4M weekend. The movie now sits with an $80.6M domestic total.
The horror-thriller “It: Chapter Two” dropped out of the top three with a $10.4M weekend. The movie released four weeks ago, and has already made over $193.9M domestically. Andy Muschietti directed “IT Chapter 2,” which stars Jaeden Martell, Wyatt Oleff, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Andy Bean, and Bill Skarsgård.
FOX’s “Ad Astra” dropped to fifth place with a $10M weekend across 3,460 locations. Now in its second week in theaters, the sci-fi drama has a $35.5M total. James Gray directed “Ad Astra,” and the movie stars Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, and Ruth Negga.
Not making the top five but worth mentioning is “Judy.” The biopic-drama made $3M at 461 locations this weekend. The movie stars Renee Zellweger, Finn Witrock, and Michael Gambon.
The “Joker” movie is expected to dominate the box office next weekend. Todd Phillips directed the film, which features Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, and Zazie Beetz.
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