Downton Abbey added $3.1m in its fifth session in North America to consolidate its position as Focus Features’ highest ever release.
The period drama climbed to $88.6m after a 36.9% slip, and dropped two slots to number seven. Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery and Imelda Staunton star in the feature version based on the hit TV show.
Focus Features’ previous record-holder was Brokeback Mountain on $83m established in April 2006.
Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning and Michelle Pfeiffer dethroned Joker to open