Universal and Blumhouse's new film “Happy Death Day” topped the box office during its opening weekend, easily beating out last weekend's winner “Blade Runner 2049” despite the massive budget difference between the two films. Another new film, “The Foreigner” also had a solid enough opening debut this past weekend, coming in third place.

Another horror film tops the box office

Happy Death Day” made $26 million from 3,149 theaters at the domestic box office this past weekend to claim the top spot. The new film decisively defeated “Blade Runner 2049”, which took in $15.4 million in its second weekend. According to BoxOfficeMojo.com, “Happy Death Day” had a measly estimated production budget of $4.8 million compared to the $150 million budget of “Blade Runner 2049.”

The PG-13 horror film also took in $5.1 million overseas this past weekend to bring in a total haul of $31.2 million.

It stars Jessica Rothe as a college student who is murdered on her birthday and then has to relive the day over and over again until she can stop her killer.

“Happy Death Day” drew in a younger audience as the New York Times reported Universal said 63 percent of ticket buyers were under 25. The film was met with solid reviews, getting a 65 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes from 60 critic reviews and a 73 percent audience score for 8,456 user ratings.

How the 'The Foreigner' and other new films did

The Foreigner”, a co-production between upstart studio STX and Chinese partners, came in third place taking in $13.1 million from 2,515 theaters. The R-rated action thriller stars Jackie Chan as he goes on a revenge-fueled vendetta after his daughter is killed and his long-buried past comes back to haunt him.

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It has an estimated production budget of $35 million but took in $88.4 million overseas to bring its first weekend total to $101.5 million. Critics have given the film a rotten score of 58 percent from 65 reviews but audiences have enjoyed it giving in an 80 percent score from 1,530 ratings.

Open Road Films' “Marshall” took in $3 million from 821 theaters in its relatively limited release, coming in 11th place. The PG-13 drama about a young Thurgood Marshall dealing with one of the first cases of his career stars Chadwick Boseman, Kate Hudson, and Josh Gad. The film has been given a certified fresh score of 86 percent from 94 critic reviews and an 87 percent audience score from 4,242 ratings.

Professor Marston & The Wonder Women” made Annapurna Pictures $736,883 from 1,229 theaters, finishing in 14th place. The R-rated drama stars Luke Evans, Connie Britton, and Rebecca Hall and is about the man who created the iconic superhero in the 1940s. Critics gave the film a certified fresh score of 88 percent from 89 reviews and audiences gave it an 82 percent from 2,472 ratings.