Subscribe To Weekend Box Office: The Circle Loses Out To Baahubali 2, Fate of the Furious Threepeats Updates
Three new movies hit theaters this weekend, and the surprise wasn't that The Fate of the Furious remained on top, it's that a Bollywood movie in small release topped Tom Hanks and Emma Watson.
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion banked $10 million for a third place debut, higher than Hanks' and Watson's The Circle which whimpered in at fourth place with just $9 million. Baahubali 2 didn't just best The Circle. Opening in just 425 domestic venues, it cleared over $23,500 per location. That's a higher per screen opening than The Fate of the Furious and Logan. Only the Beauty and the Beast remake has had a higher top ten per screen debut.
Second place this weekend went to How to be a Latin Lover. While the comedy only took in $12 million, it was also in smaller release. With just over 1,100 theaters it topped $10,500 per screen, besting this weekend's number one The Fate of the Furious by almost $6,000 per location.
The Fate of the Furious added $19 million, holding the top spot for a third weekend in a row. It just missed the $200 million mark, landing at $192 million domestic. Before it's finished it will have passed Logan's $225 million domestic total to become the second highest grossing movie of the year to date domestically, behind the Beauty and the Beast remake's total of $480 million.
For the full weekend top ten, check out the chart below: