When “Downton Abbey: A New Era” debuted last Thursday night in previews, box office watchers were disappointed. The Simon Curtis- directed sequel took in just over $1 million.
Weekend box office came to just $16 million, about half of what the first film made in 2019.
But then last night, a curious turn of events: “A New Era,” which has great reviews, made $1.7 million. Very unusual. That’s more than it made last Thursday.
The movie is picking up steam. Maybe fans didn’t really know about it, or know that a major character dies and that a lot more things happen, too. Word of mouth is obviously very good.
So let’s see how “A New Era” fares the rest of this week. It’s a must see if you loved this series!