It was positively received, with an A-plus CinemaScore and an 82% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
At No. 6, Sony's "Little Women" added $7.7 million in its third weekend for a cumulative $74 million.
In seventh place, Fox's "Underwater" flopped with $7 million.
The $80 million sci-fi feature stars Kristen Stewart as an aquatic researcher plagued by a mysterious creature miles below the ocean's surface. It was poorly received with a C CinemaScore and a 53% "rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
At No. 8, Disney's "Frozen 2" added $5.8 million in its eighth weekend for a cumulative $459.4 million.
In ninth place, Lionsgate's "Knives Out" added $5.7 million in its seventh weekend for a cumulative $139.6 million.
Rounding out the top 10, Fox's "Spies in Disguise" added $5.1 million in its third weekend for a cumulative $54.6 million.
Sony's "The Grudge" dropped out of the top 10 in its second weekend, adding $3.5 million (a 69% drop) for a cumulative $17.9 million.
In limited release, Neon's "Clemency" expanded into 10 locations in its third weekend (up from nine last weekend) to $13,450 for a dreary per-screen average of $1,345 and a cumulative $101,847.
Amazon Studios opened "Les Miserables" in four locations to $24,414 for a per-screen average of $6,103.
In advance of its North American debut next weekend, Universal's "Dolittle" reboot opened internationally in four territories to $8.1 million. Reemerging Miramax's "The Gentlemen," which STX opens domestically on Jan. 24, earned $4 million this weekend across three markets for a cumulative $14.2 million.
This week, Sony's highly anticipated "Bad Boys for Life" also opens. In limited release, Epic Pictures debuts "The Wave."
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