Another Reason to Celebrate: Happy Death Day Makes $26 Million Opening Weekend.

Well, this is unexpected. Based on reported estimates, Happy Death Day looks poised to be the #1 movie by Friday considering it ran away with the #1 spot the weekend of October 13 to October 15, 2017. Released into 3,149 theaters around the nation by Universal, Box Office Mojo is reporting that Happy Death Day took in $26,500,000 in ticket sales this weekend. Should these numbers prove true, the new movie will have made back its entire $15,000,000 budget – $5,000,000 in production and $10,000,000 in media & promo – and a substantial amount more during its opening weekend in cinemas. As long as Blade Runner 2049 doesn’t make a sudden comeback, Happy Death Day will join Split, Get Out, Kong: Skull Island, Alien: Covenant, Annabelle 2: Creation and IT as horror movies that managed to nab the #1 spot in 2017.

Speaking of IT, the Stephen King remake was the #4 movie this weekend and made $6,050,000 in ticket sales. It’s current total stands at a domestic gross of $314,929,000. mother! was the #25 movie with an earning of $125,000 and a total of $17,631,000; and Friend Request was the #46 movie with $11,000 in ticket sales and an overall gross of $3,735,000. Elsewhere on the chart, Alfred Hitchcock documentary 78/52 Hitchcock’s Shower Scene debuted at #48 with $4,000 in sales based on a one theater release by IFC. That number actually isn’t that bad, so it’s possible the documentary may move into more theaters later in the month.

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(Senior Editor) MGDSQUAN