Box Office: Dark Tower arrives at #2, unable to unseat Annabelle Creation

The weekend take of $8.85m was a new new weekend low for 2017

The Dark Tower

The second last weekend of winter has seen three new releases make it into the top five, but just one of them passed $1m on its opening weekend. Just one of those new releases managed to push its screen average above $5,000. The weekend take of $8.85m was down 15% on the previous weekend, which of course means it is another new weekend low for 2017.

#1 Annabelle: Creation $1.52m

Last week’s #1 held top spot with the lack of a spectacular new opening. The horror movie shed 22 screens to 212 yet still managed to easily post the weekend’s best screen average – $7,198. Takings were down 33% from the previous weekend. Since opening the film has amassed $4.58m.

#2 The Dark Tower $1.33m

The best performing new release over the weekend is a sci-fi western based from the books of Stephen King. The lead roles are filled by Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba. Aussie model-turned-actor Abbey Lee turns up in the cast as Tirana. The movie opened on 274 screens with a screen average just under $5,000.

#3 Dunkirk $1.10m

Weekend takings were down 36% on the previous weekend as it earned $3,697 from its 300 screens. After five weeks on the box office chart the total gross to-date is $20.69m.

#4 Logan Lucky $914,000

Director Steven Soderbergh‘s heist comedy didn’t quite crack $1m on its opening weekend with a screen average of $3,018 from its 303 screens. The ensemble cast ranges from Adam Driver and Channing Tatum to Katie Holmes, Hillary Swank and Daniel Craig.

#5 Hampstead $738,000

This British drama resembles a chic flick for the older cinemagoer. Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson star, but the appearance of James Norton should lure some younger viewers. The film didn’t prove too much of a magnet on opening though with a screen average of $3,131 from 236 screens.

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