"The 15:17", director Clint Eastwood's recounting of how three young Americans foiled a 2015 terrorist attack aboard a passenger train in France, netted US$12.6 million.
Terrifying critics the world over that they would have to endure another painful episode of the Fifty Shades franchise, the final chapter, Fifty Shades Freed, debuted to a decent $38 million at the North American box office this weekend, with another $98 million overseas.
Peter Rabbit, a real life/CGI energized film from Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation, saw an uptick in Saturday business to complete well above late projections. "Peter Rabbit" was directed by Will Gluck, the film features the voice talents of Daisy Ridley, Margot Robbie, Rose Byrne, James Corden, Domhnall Gleeson, Elizabeth Debicki, and Sam Neill.
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In a unique twist, it stars the soldiers themselves - Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler and Alek Skarlatos.
"The 15:17 to Paris" follows a handful of Eastwood-directed hits about homegrown heroism, including "Sully" and "American Sniper". Elsewhere in the top 10, Best Picture nominees The Post (8th place; $3.5 million) and The Shape of Water (9th place; $3 million) continued to receive a small boost courtesy of their awards buzz.
With $365.7 million earned over eight weeks, it's within $8 million of overtaking "Spider-Man 2" as the second biggest domestic grosser in Sony's history. The finale of the dystopian trilogy has taken in $49 million (RM193.1 million) in 17 days.
The $25 million opening bests the $24 million summer debut of Sony's critically panned but commercially successful "Emoji Movie" and the studio's April disappointment, "Smurfs: The Lost Village", which opened with $13.2 million. The film only grossed $6M across 2,373 locations, but that was enough to raise the film's two-month total to just over $146M domestically.
Fellow eight-week-old 'The Greatest Showman' rounded out the Top 5 with $6.4 million.
This ended the mostly unbroken dominance of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle at the box office since its debut around Christmas last time.