WINNING

‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Tops Weekend Box Office

The spy action-comedy Kingsman: The Golden Circle dethroned It to claim the top spot at U.S. box offices this weekend. The film by director Matthew Vaughn raked in $39 million from North American theaters, falling below expectations but beating the first Kingsman film, Kingsman: The Secret Service. Horror flick It claimed second place in theaters, with an estimated $30 million in ticket sales in its third weekend. With about $266 million in ticket sales so far, the Stephen King adaptation is now the highest-grossing R-rated horror film of all time. The family-friendly The Lego Ninjago Movie came in third place this weekend, with one of the lowest debuts for a studio animated film—a meager $21.2 million.