Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' tops holiday box office

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Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' tops holiday box office
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Tye Sheridan in a scene from "Ready Player One," a film by Steven Spielberg. (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steven Spielberg’s action-adventure “Ready Player One” has topped the domestic box office over the holiday weekend.

Studio estimates on Sunday say the Virtual Reality-focused film earned a solid .2 million in its first four days in theaters from 4,234 locations.

Based on Ernest Cline’s popular novel and chalk full of references to 1980s pop culture, “Ready Player One” cost a reported million to produce.

“Tyler Perry’s Acrimony” took second place. Driven by an overwhelmingly female audience, the Taraji P. Henson-starrer grossed .1 million over the 3-day weekend, followed by “Black Panther” in third place with .3 million.

Faith-based films also competed for attention, including “I Can Only Imagine” which scored again with .8 million, outshining “Paul, Apostle of Christ’s” .5 million and “God’s Not Dead 3’s” .6 million.