Box Office Downfall: Big $17.6M in 'Smiles' as 'Amsterdam Bombs' and 'Lyle Lyle Crocodile' Limps.
Paramount's horror movie enjoyed one of the most successful second-weekends for horror films.
Paramount's creepy movie Smile continues to top the charts with a projected $17.6million gross from 3,659 theaters. This weekend Paramount is smiling widely.
This is a drop of 22 percent. It's one of the greatest holds in horror history.
The news was equally good in foreign markets. Smile made $17.5 million in 61 markets, a total of $40 million abroad and a global haul worth $88.9 millions worldwide.
This $17 million profit generator is a significant one.
Smile was able to surpass Sony's new family film Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, which earned an estimated $11.5million domestically.
Sony anticipates that the movie will benefit from Monday's Indigenous Peoples Day holiday and make a total of $13.4million through Monday.
Hollywood was expecting Lyle Lyle, based upon the children's book of the same title, to win the three day frame.
The film currently has a 68 per cent critics score on Rotten Tomatoes, and an A- Cinema Score rating from the audiences.
Disney has distributed Amsterdam, a New Regency movie. Tracking lowered the projection to $10million as reviews began coming in.