'Downton Abbey' Tops Box Office With $31 Million
'Downton Abbey' Tops Box Office With $31 Million .
The film adaptation of the popular TV show surpassed expectations, .
Earning a total of $61.8 million at the worldwide box office so far.
The $31 million domestic debut set a new record for a release by a specialty studio.
Show creator Julian Fellowes wrote 'Downton Abbey,' and Michael Engler directed the film.
Most of the original cast members from the TV series returned for the film.
Audiences were clearly ready to come back to Downton and visit the Crawleys and all the familiar faces upstairs and downstairs.
, Lisa Bunnell, president of distribution, Focus Features, via statement.
'Ad Astra' starring Brad Pitt finished in second place for the weekend with $19.2 million.
'Rambo: Last Blood' starring Sylvester Stallone finished at No.
3 with $19 million in its debut