Meanwhile, Brad Pitt’s space drama “Ad Astra” has launched with $1.5 million in previews, while Sylvester Stallone’s action-thriller “Rambo: Last Blood” scooped up $1.3 million at nearly 2,900 North American locations.
The trio of openers have each been forecast to open in the $20 million range. Warner Bros.’ third weekend of “It: Chapter Two” and Stx’s second frame of “Hustlers” may also finish in the same vicinity, making the weekend’s contest for first place one of the most competitive within recent memory. “Hustlers” generated $43 million domestically in its first six days and “It: Chapter Two” has gone past $160 million in two weeks.
“Downton Abbey” will expand to 3,079 venues on Friday. The series followed the lives of the Earl of Grantham and his family as well