retained its number one spot at the weekend box office for the second weekend in a row, while Hellboy failed to meet expected earnings and struggled amid a flurry of negative reviews.
Universal’s Freaky Friday-styled comedy, Little, saw a powerful debut for second place delivering an estimated $15.5 million for its first weekend at the box office, according to Box Office Mojo.
The film was estimated to pull in upwards to $17 million but earned far below that mark bringing in only $12 million for its debut weekend.
The Stephen King remake earned another $10 million to bring its total to $76.8 million worldwide.
In other debuts, Aviron’s young adult drama After surged past expectations earning $6 million on its debut in just over 2,000 theaters, while the Zach Galifianakis-voiced animated Missing Link failed to meet an expected $11 million opening, earning but a slight $5.8 million.