Los Angeles (AFP)

"This: Chapter 2", the sequel to the horror film adapted from the novel by Stephen King, has remained at the top of the North American box office this weekend despite the charm deployed by the strippers of "Queens ", according to the final figures released Monday by the specialized company Exhibitor Relations.

The return of the evil clown Grippe-Sou, in particular with the cast Jessica Chastain, has raised $ 39.6 million from Friday to Sunday in theaters of Canada and the United States, bringing to 152.6 million its revenues in two weeks of operation.

It is closely followed by "Queens", inspired by a true story, which made a sensational debut in the box office with 33.1 million dollars collected, the best debut ever recorded for a movie from STX Film studio.

Jennifer Lopez plays a stripped dancer who, along with her colleagues, steals rich Wall Street customers to feed the poor. Her performance was considered "dazzling" by Rolling Stones magazine, which judged her worthy of an Oscar.

Cardi B, singer Lizzo and Constance Wu ("Crazy Rich Asians") complete the poster.

The strippers accelerated "The Fall of the President", which was satisfied with revenues of 4.5 million dollars this weekend (60.5 million in three weeks) falling to the third place of the podium.

In this feature film by Ric Roman Waugh, Gerard Butler resumes his role as bodyguard of the American president (Morgan Freeman), against which he is accused of having hatched an assassination attempt.

The bad boys of "Good Boys", a comedy on the episodes of three teenagers awakening to sexuality, cling to 4th place with $ 4.2 million in three days (73.3 million in four weeks) .

Unbearable from the top of the rankings, the "Lion King" of Disney, fifth, has added 3.6 million to revenues reaching $ 534 million since its release two months ago (and more than 1.6 billion worldwide). ).

Here is the rest of the Top 10:

6. "Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw": $ 2.8 million ($ 168 million in six weeks);

7. "Overcomer": 2.7 million (29 million in three weeks)

8. "The Goldfinch": 2.7 million for its release

9. "The Peanut Butter Falcon": 1.8 million (15 million in five weeks);

10. "Dora and the Lost City": 1.8 million (56.7 in five weeks).

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