The racing drama was successful with male audiences, while Sony's action-comedy "Charlie's Angels" had an unimpressive opening and "Joker" became the first R-rated movie to gross $1 billion.
"Joker" narrowly bested "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" to regain the No 1 spot at the weekend box office in its fourth week of release.
Amid fears that the film might inspire violence, some theatres provided extra security for the opening night.
A police spokeswoman says that while there have been no credible threats in the Los Angeles area, "the department will maintain high visibility around movie theaters when (the film) opens" next week.
Proving again the lure of a good scare, the Stephen King-inspired film "IT Chapter Two" took in $91 million this weekend to top the North American box office.
"Spider-Man: Far From Home" delivers a $185 million debut from 4,636 venues during its first six days in theaters.
Ann Sarnoff becomes the first woman to run one of Hollywood’s most powerful studios in its 96-year history.
"Godzilla: King of the Monsters" box office just brought $49 million, disappointing start, when it is debuted 4,108 locations.
The 33-year-old "Twilight" star is set to play the superhero in a movie called "The Batman" which is expected to release in June 2021.
Two years after the filmmaker's "Get Out" became a box-office sensation, his frightening follow-up "Us" debuted with $70.3 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates on Sunday.
"Bohemian Rhapsody," ''A Star Is Born" and, most of all, "Black Panther" have all amassed huge sums in ticket sales. But just how many people have seen the film favoured to win best picture — Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" — remains unknown.
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