‘It’ stomps ‘mother!’ with $60M in 2nd week


‘It’ stomps ‘mother!’ with $60M in 2nd week

NEW YORK

The Stephen King adaption “It” continues to scare up record ticket sales, taking in an estimated $60 million in its second week and leaving a paltry $7.5 million for third place for Darren Aronofsky’s audacious genre-bending psychological thriller “mother!”

New Line and Warner Bros.’ “It” remained easily the top draw in North American theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday. With $218.7 million to date, “It” is now the highest grossing September release ever.

The counterterrorism thriller “American Assassin,” from Lionsgate and CBS Films, edged out “mother!” for second place with $14.8 million.

Rounding out the top five were “Home Again” with $5.3 million, fourth place, and “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” with $3.6 million, fifth place.

Hart apologizes to wife, kids for ‘mistakes’

NEW YORK

Kevin Hart has publicly apologized to his pregnant wife and his kids for what he described as a “bad error in judgment.”

The comedian and box office star, looking morose, posted a video to Instagram on Saturday in which he said he wasn’t perfect and recently made poor decisions.

He said there was “no excuses” but added that someone was trying to seek financial gain over his mistakes, and he’d rather confess than let that happen.

Hart married wife Eniko last year. She is expecting their first child soon. He has two children from a previous marriage.

Earlier this summer, a video emerged of Hart looking cozy with a brunette in the back of a car, but he laughed off any suggestions of infidelity in an Instagram post.

Associated Press

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