Pennywise Kills Tom Cruise At Box-Office Stephen King’s “IT” took back the box-office crown this weekend, marking the third of four weekends since its release where it has been at the top. The film scared off Tom Cruise and Doug Liman’s “American Made” which scored solid reviews and was coming off good business of over $64 million overseas, but opened to just $17.3 million in the U.S. – Cruise’s worst wide release since “A Few Good Men” opened in the early 1990s. Even so, made for just a $50 million budget it will end up in profit. Last week’s top spot holder “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” slipped to third but still pulled in a further $17 million with the top three being pretty close. Dead on arrival was the “Flatliners” remake which was expected to flop and did so with just $6.7 million. The better reviewed “Battle Of The Sexes” also fizzled with just $3.4 million and sixth place despite a decent 1,200 screen opening. On the limited release front both the Liam Neeson-led “Mark Felt” and the late Harry Dean Stanton’s “Lucky” were essentially ignored.