Spy comedy “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is heading for a solid $40 million opening weekend at 4,003 North American sites, early estimates showed.
The third weekend of horror blockbuster “It” continues to scare up impressive business with a projected $30 million, followed by the launch of Warner Bros.’ animated comedy “The Lego Ninjago Movie” with about $21 million. Still, with three films over $20 million, the overall box office represents a continued rebound for the movie business following a dismal late summer.
Fox’s “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” comes two years after “Kingsman: The Secret Service”, brings back original stars Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, and Mark Strong, and adds newcomers Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, and Elton John. Matthew Vaughn returns to direct the whimsical story of survivors of a secret British spy agency teaming up with their American counterparts after Moore’s drug cartel threatens the world.
The original debuted domestically with a $36.2 million and went on to gross $128.2 million Stateside and $414 million worldwide, reports CNN.