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Entertainment 'Downton Abbey' Surprises Box Office With New Opening Record for Focus Features

20:50  21 september  2019
20:50  21 september  2019 Source:   thewrap.com

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Focus Features successfully sold their adaptation/continuation of the ITV television show Downton Abbey as a demographically-specific event movie. For reference, this is the biggest opening ever for Focus Features , trouncing the million debut of Insidious: Chapter 3 in the summer of 2015.

' Downton Abbey '. The big screen continuation of the hit British TV series is opening well ahead of Downton Abbey , the big screen continuation of the hit British series, is on course to gross a stellar Disney inherited Ad Astra, produced by New Regency, when taking over the 20th Century Fox film

To the surprise of box office trackers, moviegoers have accepted Lord Grantham's invitation en masse. Focus Features/Carnival's "Downton Abbey" is blowing by opening weekend expectations after grossing $13.8 million on Friday and is now expected to take No. 1 with a $31 million opening weekend.

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Released on 3,079 screens — Focus' widest release since "Atomic Blonde" in 2017 — "Downton Abbey" is now on pace to set a new opening weekend record for Universal's indie wing, topping the $22.7 million made by "Insidious: Chapter 3" in 2015.

With a a passionate fanbase of the hit ITV/PBS TV series to draw from, "Downton Abbey" was expected by analysts to be a hit. However, a more modest opening in the $18-20 million range was expected with a strong hold in later weeks thanks to support from older moviegoers.

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So far this September, the box office has relied on one or two films to bring in the majority of grosses. That will change this week with the wide release of Lionsgate/Millennium’s “ Downton Abbey ” sees the return of the show’s original cast led by Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern and

DOWNTON ABBEY just classily wiped the floor at the US box office on its opening weekend Downton Abbey also has another advantage. It's expected older audience typically go to see films The story of the Crawley family has always been serialised, with endless opportunities for new and

Sure enough, Postrak polls show that half of the audience was over the age of 45, but support from younger demographics has helped push the film to this new record. "Downton Abbey" fans are unsurprisingly pleased to see the denizens of Downton again, giving the film high marks with an A on CinemaScore and a 4.5/5 on Postrak to go with the 84% score from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

'Downton Abbey' Crowned No. 1 at Box Office With $31 Million Opening

  'Downton Abbey' Crowned No. 1 at Box Office With $31 Million Opening This weekend's box office charts were expected to be a log jam among the September releases, but one film has risen clear above the others: Focus Features/Carnival's "Downton Abbey," which earned a $31million opening weekend from 3,079 screens. "Downton Abbey" was projected before the weekend for an opening in the high teens and expected to leg out with older audiences well into October. But now it has passed the $23.6 million of "Insidious:"Downton Abbey" was projected before the weekend for an opening in the high teens and expected to leg out with older audiences well into October. But now it has passed the $23.

FRIDAY AM UPDATE: Focus 's Downton Abbey grossed .1 million from WEEKEND PREVIEW: This weekend could see a serious battle for #1 as three brand new releases hit theaters, all of We'll begin this weekend's preview with Downton Abbey , which will launch in 3,079 locations and Focus is

UK period drama Downton Abbey opened with £5.1m for a strong start at top spot. The film played in 730 locations, averaging £7,087 – comfortably the highest of the weekend. It is writer Julian Fellowes’ biggest UK opening by some distance, and.

In second is Fox/Disney's "Ad Astra," the complex sci-fi film from James Gray and Brad Pitt that pleased critics at festivals but has left audiences cold. More like "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "Solaris" than action-packed astronaut films like "Gravity," audience scores for the film have been tepid with a 2.5/5 on Postrak and a B- on CinemaScore as opposed to 82% from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

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The Downton Abbey movie will take the top spot with a record -setting opening for studio Focus Features . Downton Abbey earned .8 million on Friday. The film is set for a million opening weekend. The movie is a continuation of the popular television drama about a noble British family in

So far this September, the box office has relied on one or two films to bring in the majority of grosses. That will change this week with the wide release of Lionsgate/Millennium’s “Rambo: Last Blood,” Fox’s “Ad Astra” and Focus Features ’ “ Downton Abbey ” — three films that aren’t expected

"Ad Astra" is projected for a $19.5 million opening from 3,460 screens this weekend, a poor result given the film's $80 million budget before reshoots. The movie will now have to turn to overseas to recoup its costs and avoid becoming another flop for a Fox slate that has struggled since the Disney acquisition.

Neck-and-neck for the No. 3 spot are the debuting "Rambo: Last Blood" and the second weekend of "Hustlers," both estimated to earn around $17.5 million this weekend. The Lionsgate-released "Rambo" is performing consistently with both tracker expectations and past installments in the action series, as the last "Rambo" opened to $18.2 million in 2008.

"Hustlers," meanwhile, is holding well despite somewhat unexpected competition from "Downton Abbey" for female moviegoers, dropping only 47% from its STX record $33 million opening. It now is expected to have a 10-day domestic total of $63 million. Warner Bros./New Line's "It: Chapter Two" completes the top five with an estimated $15.6 million in its third weekend, bringing its total to $177.5 million.

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“ Downton Abbey ” is Focus Features ’ widest release since “Atomic Blonde” in 2017. While they’re drastically different films, that movie earned .5 million in previews and opened to million. Tracking suggests that “ Downton Abbey ” will open between -20 million this weekend against a

PBS's drama series Downton Abbey is returning as a feature film this weekend The film version of Downton Abbey is estimated to make around million during its opening weekend, as reported by Variety, making for an admirable lead at the North American box office ahead of new more

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