Weekend Box Office: Mediocre ‘American Made’ Losing To ‘Kingsman'; ‘Flatliners’ Bombing Already

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Doug Liman’s American Made could narrowly win the Friday box-office race but lose the weekend to holdover Kingsman: The Golden Circle, according to early returns. American Made, starring Tom Cruise, is projected to gross $5.5 million-$6 million from 3,024 theaters on Friday, including $960,000 in Thursday previews, for a modest weekend debut in the $15 million-$16 million range. That puts the biographical crime-thriller in a tight battle for second place with horror blockbuster It.

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle, from 20th Century Fox, is tipped to earn $5.5 million on Friday for a three-day haul of $17.5 million-$19.5 million.

 

The verdict is out on Sony’s horror remake Flatliners, which could earn anywhere from $5 million-$8 million for the weekend. Prerelease tracking had suggested the R-rated pic would clear $10 million.

Cross Creek Pictures financed and produced both American Made and Flatliners.

 

Elsewhere, Fox Searchlight’s awards contender Battle of the Sexes, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, is rolling out nationwide after launching in 21 cinemas last weekend. The film is pacing to gross $3 million-$5 million as it expands into a total of 1,213 theaters.

 

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy: David James/Universal Studios
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