By Bill Wine

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —   It was the definitive close race at the nation’s box office.

The holdover hit, It, last weekend’s leader, finished first by earning over $17 million.

Very close behind it, at just above $17 million, was the debuting comedic action thriller, American Made, starring Tom Cruise.

Third was last weekend’s leader, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, with Colin Firth, which took in $17 million.

The animated holdover, The Lego Ninjago Movie, was fourth with $12 million.

And rounding out the top five was the remake of the drama, Flatliners, which earned $7 million.

Overall, industry-wide totals were well below those of last weekend as well as those of a year ago.

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