US Box Office: Abigail sinks its teeth into a $4 million debut

Lionsgate's The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare opened narrowly behind with $3.7 million

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This weekend at the US box office saw stiff competition between two newcomers: Universal's Abigail and Lionsgate's The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.

Vampire film Abigail ended up taking a bite out of the top spot, with it grossing $4 million in its opening day and preview screenings from 3,384 theaters. The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare followed narrowly behind it, with it pulling in $3.7 million during the same period 2,845 locations. A24's dystopian thriller Civil War was actually the highest grosser of 19th April though, with it taking in around $3.3 million.

According to Variety, all films are predicted to gross in the low-teens or high-single-digits during the three-day weekend period.


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