Yet another horror movie seems set to take the top spot at the box office in 2017 as Happy Death Day pulls away from its box office competition.
The latest from Blumhouse films is projected to earn $26 million in its opening weekend from 3,149 locations. That's beating early predictions of a $15-20 million opening for the horror movie.
Happy Death Day earned $11.6 million on Friday, including $1 million from early Thursday screenings. The film puts a horror twist on the Groundhog Day plot by forcing a woman played by Jessica Rothe to relive the day she dies over and over again.
This is the third hit this year for Blumhouse. In January, the studio launched M. Night Shyamalan's secret Unbreakable sequel Split to a $40 million opening and $278.3 million box office total. The very next month, Jordan Peel's Get Out opened to critical acclaim, a $33.4 million first weekend box office, and eventually a $253.1 million box office total.
Blade Runner 2049, which won last weekend's box office despite disappointing opening returns, slides into the second place spot this weekend. The film, which cost $150 million to make, is expected to earn around $14-15 million this weekend, bringing its box office total to $59.7 million.
Action movie The Foreigner, starring Jackie Chan, opens in the third place spot with $13.1 million from 2,515 locations. The film's Friday box office was $4.7 million. The Foreigner, which co-stars Pierce Brosnan, has been well-received by audiences and, with its smallish $35 million budget, has already turned a profit with $88 million from outside of North America.
It remains in the top five in its sixth week at the box office, this time finding itself in fourth place with a $6.6 million weekend., bringing its box office total to $315 million.
Idris Elba and Kate Winslet's romantic survival movie The Mountain Between Us rounds out the top five this week with a $5.4 million weekend.
Keep reading to see how this weekend box office top five stack up.
Friday: $11.65 million
Weekend: $26.5 million
Tree Gelbman is a blissfully self-centered collegian who wakes up on her birthday in the bed of a student named Carter. As the morning goes on, Tree gets the eerie feeling that she's experienced the events of this day before. When a masked killer suddenly takes her life in a brutal attack, she once again magically wakes up in Carter's dorm room unharmed. Now, the frightened young woman must relive the same day over and over until she figures out who murdered her.
Happy Death Day is directed by Christopher B. Landon and written by Scott Lobdell. The film stars Jessica Rothe and Israel Broussard.
Last Week: No. 1
Friday: $4.3 million
Weekend: $14.3 million
Total: $59.8 million
Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who's been missing for 30 years.
Blade Runner 2049 is the sequel to 1982's Blade Runner. The film is directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. In addition to Gosling and Ford, the film stars Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista and Jared Leto.
Friday: $4.76 million
Weekend: $12.4 million
Quan is a humble London businessman whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love -- his teenage daughter -- dies in a senseless act of politically motivated terrorism. His relentless search to find the terrorists leads to a cat-and-mouse conflict with a British government official whose own past may hold the clues to the identities of the elusive killers.
The Foreigner is directed by Martin Campbell and written by David Marconi, based on the 1992 novel The Chinaman by Stephen Leather. The film stars Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan, Charlie Murphy, Michael McElhatton, Orla Brady, Liu Tao and Katie Leung
Last Week: No. 3
Friday: $1.95 million
Weekend: $6.47 million
Total: $315.3 million
Seven young outcasts in Derry, Maine, are about to face their worst nightmare -- an ancient, shape-shifting evil that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town's children. Banding together over the course of one horrifying summer, the friends must overcome their own personal fears to battle the murderous, bloodthirsty clown known as Pennywise.
Based on the novel by Stephen King, It is directed by Andy Muschietti and written by Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, and Gary Dauberman. The film stars Jaeden Lieberher and Bill Skarsgård with Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Nicholas Hamilton, and Jackson Robert Scott.
Last Week: No. 2
Friday: $1.7 million
Weekend: $5.6 million
Total: $20.5 million
Stranded on a mountain after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must work together to endure the extreme elements of the remote, snow-covered terrain. Realizing that help is not on the way, they embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness, pushing each other to survive and discovering their inner strength.
The Mountain Between Us is directed by Hany Abu-Assad and written by Chris Weitz and J. Mills Goodloe, based on the novel of the same name by Charles Martin. The film stars Kate Winslet and Idris Elba and the survivors.