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Steven Spielberg’s The Post posted solid numbers as it expanded nationwide into 2,819 theaters, while three other new nationwide openings had a tougher time making a mark.
Sony’s Proud Mary, starring Taraji P. Henson as an assassin whose life is altered when she becomes involved with a young boy, debuted in eighth place as it took in $10 million for the three-day and could see a four-day take of $12 million. Direccted by Babak Najafi (London Has Fallen) the R-rated action pic, was greeted with a B-plus CinemaScore as it bowed in 2,125 locations.
Of the weekend’s three new wide releases, Lionsgate’s The Commuter showed the most traction, with a third-place showing for the weekend as it took in $13.5 million for the three-days, heading to a four-day total of $16 million.. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (The Shallows), the PG-13-rated action movie stars Liam Neeson as a businessman who gets caught up in a frenzied criminal conspiracy when he meets a stranger (Vera Farmiga) on a train. It received a B CinemaScore from an audience that was 54 percent male and 70 percent 30 or older.The first entry in a new, long-term partnership between Lionsgate and StudioCanal, The Commuter opens in around 2,892 locations, including select Imax theaters.
Among the other holdovers, Universal’s horror pic Insiduous: The Last Key dropped by 59 percent from its opening weekend, grossing $12.1 million and claiming fourth place in its second weekend as its domestic tally rose to $48.4 million.