Box Office: 'Downton Abbey' Lording Over 'Rambo,' 'Ad Astra' With Big $31M Bow

Box Office: 'Downton Abbey' Lording Over 'Rambo,' 'Ad Astra' With Big $31M Bow
Lord Grantham and the rest of the Crawley family are holding court over the competition at the North American box office in a major way.

Downton Abbey, the big-screen continuation of the hit British series, grossed $13.8 million Friday from 3,079 theaters, including $2.1 million in Thursday previews, for a projected domestic debut of $31 million. This is well ahead of expectations and one of the best openings in recent years for a TV-to-movie adaptation outside of the Mission: Impossible and Star Trek franchises.

It's also the biggest opening ever for specialty distributor Focus Features. Downton's performance is thanks ...
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