Despite a better-than-expected opening weekend, the Jennifer Lopez-starring “Hustlers” couldn’t dethrone “It Chapter Two” from its number-one spot at the weekend box office.

In its second weekend of release, the sequel to 2017’s “It” raked in an impressive $40.7 million at the domestic box office, for a total domestic gross of $153 million, according to figures from Box Office Mojo.

While the film has performed extraordinarily well in North America, the Stephen King-inspired sequel is also a powerhouse overseas, surpassing $320 million at the worldwide box office in its second weekend.

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Meanwhile, “Hustlers” proved to be a bigger hit than expected, with the strip-club heist movie exceeding expectations with $33.2 million domestically in its debut weekend to take the number-two spot.

Another new arrival in cinemas did not fare so well, with “The Goldfinch” bombing with a mere $2.6 million in its opening weekend. As The Wrap points out, the film — which was met with poor reviews after making its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival — fell far short of expectations, which anticipated a domestic opening of between $8-$11 million.

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Rounding out the weekend’s top five: “Angel Has Fallen” with $4.4 million, adding to a domestic four-week total of $60 million to capture third place; the Seth Rogen-produced comedy “Good Boys” at fourth place with $4.2 million, for a five-week domestic total of $73.2 million; and “The Lion King” at fifth place with $3.5 million in its ninth week of release, for a domestic total to date of $533.9 million.

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