Box Office: ‘The Gentlemen’ Opens With $725,000 on Thursday Night

STX’s Matthew McConaughey crime comedy “The Gentlemen” has opened with a moderate $725,000 at 1,885 North American locations on Thursday night.Horror thriller “The Turning” launched with $425,000 at 2,200 sites on Thursday night.

The movie, based on Henry James’ 1898 novella “The Turn of the Screw,” stars Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard and Brooklynn Prince.Neither new entry is expected to top Sony’s “Bad Boys for Life,” which has over-performed with $83 million domestically in its first six days.

The third installment in the Will Smith-Martin Lawrence franchise beat expectations over the Martin Luther King Jr.

holiday with $73 million and could add another $30 million during its second session.“The Gentlemen” has been pegged to earn around $10 million when it debuts in 2,100 theaters.

That would be a solid start, since Stx shelled out $7 million to buy U.S.

rights from Miramax.

McConaughey stars as an American expat looking to cash out of the

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