‘Ad Astra,’ ‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘Rambo’ to Bring Box Office Back to Full Speed

  • The Wrap
So far this September, the box office has relied on one or two films to bring in the majority of grosses. That will change this week with the wide release of Lionsgate/Millennium’s “Rambo: Last Blood,” Fox’s “Ad Astra” and Focus Features’ “Downton Abbey” — three films that aren’t expected to post big numbers, but combined should bring moviegoers from a wide range of demographics to theaters.

All three films are projected to open somewhere in the $16-24 million range this weekend. After a weekend in which “It: Chapter Two” grossed $39.6 million and “Hustlers” grossed $33.1 million, it isn’t entirely clear which September film will take the No. 1 spot.

“This is quite the bottleneck!” comScore analyst Paul Dergarabedian told TheWrap. “I thought it was tough figuring out where all the smaller August releases were going to chart. Now we have a bunch of September films trying to find
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