Spy comedy "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" raked in $39 million at box offices this weekend, finally dethroning September's uncontested breakout "It" in box office sales, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

"Kingsman," the Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.-owned (FOX) - Get Fox Corporation Class B Report 20th Century Fox follow up to 2015's sleeper hit "Kingsman: Secret Service," was tracking to bring in $40 million, putting the flick just under expectations for its first outing.

But the comedy finally toppled Time Warner Inc.-owned (TWX) Warner Brothers' "It," which brought in $38 million in its third weekend to bring domestic cumulative sales to a massive $266.3 million. The R-rated thriller is now top-grossing horror film of all time, topping 1973's "The Exorcist."

This weekend's flop was Warner Bros.' "The Lego Ninjago Movie," which opened to $21.2 million after tracking to bring in $30 million. The animated flick, based on the Ninjago toy brand popular among young boys, was one of the lowest debuts for a studio film in recent years.

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In specialty theaters, awards season contenders continued to shine. "Battle of the Sexes" and "Victoria and Abdul" each earned in line with expectations, with "Battle" earning a top A rating among CinemaScore reviewers. Boston marathon bombing indie pic "Stronger," from Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate (LGF.A) , grossed $1.7 million and earned an A- CinemaScore rating.

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