Stephen King

'Kingsman' hits target, 'Lego Ninjago' disappoints as franchises hit and miss at box office

'Kingsman' hits target, 'Lego Ninjago' disappoints as franchises hit and miss at box office

R-rated thrill rides continue to rule the box office with 20th Century Fox's profane spy sequel "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" and New Line Cinema's horror "It" dominating the top spots.

A sequel to the 2015 hit "Kingsman: The Secret Service," the $104-million film debuted just below analysts' predictions of $40 million to $45 million, with $39 million in earnings in the U.S. and Canada.

Unseating "It" after two weekends of dominance, "Kingsman" enjoyed a bigger opening than “The Secret Service,” which had a $36-million opening before grossing $414 million worldwide and establishing itself as a major hit on the home video...

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