“This is not that kind of movie,” the characters in the spy spoof “Kingsman: The Secret Service” repeatedly remind us. There is no denying, however, that it’s a breakout hit. The comic book adaptation starring Colin Firth and directed by Matthew Vaughn (“Kick-Ass”) is heading for a strong $41 million and second place at the box office over the Presidents Day weekend.
Those aren’t 007-sized grosses, and they’re a little less than half of what the leader “Fifty Shades of Grey” brought in. But it’s about $10 million more than analysts and Twentieth Century Fox had projected for the four-day domestic debut of “Kingsman,” an R-rated and raucous action adventure co-starring Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine and newcomer Taron Egerton.Read the full article here