Seven is considered a lucky number. So, now, is “Seven.”
The dark mystery-thriller, starring Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt as homicide detectives in search of a creepy serial killer, earned $12.4 million to end its second week atop the nation’s box office listings.
According to figures compiled by Exhibitor Relations Co., “Seven” outperformed all of the week’s debuts, including Carl Franklin’s atmospheric “Devil In a Blue Dress,” which stars Denzel Washington. “Devil” earned just $5.4 million to finish at No. 3.
At No. 2 was “Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers.” The sixth in this slasher series, “Halloween” earned $7.3 million.
At No. 4 was the derivative “Big Green,” Disney’s soccer version of its previous hit, “The Mighty Ducks.” It earned $4.7 million.
“Moonlight and Valentino,” which stars Elizabeth Perkins as a woman consoled by friends after her husband dies, ended up at No. 12. It earned $1.3 million.
At No. 5, “Showgirls” is already beginning to fade. The controversial product of director Paul Verhoeven and screenwriter Joe Eszterhas earned just $3.5 million in its second week of release.
Also fading is “Angus,” the adaptation of Spokane novelist Chris Crutcher’s short story. Earning just $529,000 ($4.3 million in three weeks), “Angus” ended at No. 20.
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