The new horror flick "Sinister 2" spooked fellow box-office newcomers Thursday night, with $850,000 in ticket sales from late-night showings as it begins its opening weekend.
That was enough to top the video-game action movie "Hitman: Agent 47" ($600,000) from 20th Century Fox and "American Ultra" ($425,000) from Lionsgate.
But none of the three new movies is expected to have enough juice to top Universal's hit N.W.A biopic
The $28-million movie, co-financed by
"Sinister 2," the R-rated sequel to a 2012 supernatural horror film, is expected to take in $14 million to $16 million. That's would be a solid number for the low-budget Blumhouse-produced movie released by Focus Features' Gramercy Pictures.
"Hitman: Agent 47," directed by Aleksander Bach, could post a $10-million to $15-million opening, while "American Ultra," an action-comedy starring Jesse Eisenberg and