Despite the rise of a last minute controversy that resulted in the makers of The Predator cutting a scene out of the movie, the horror film still managed to top domestic box office in North America.

The predator pulled in an estimated $24 million in domestic ticket sales, falling a little short of the previous Predator from the movie sequel which pulled in $24.8 million within it’s first week of showing. The Predator directed by Shane Black and starring Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn and Keegan-Michael Key, is the fourth film in the franchise that began in 1987 with Predator, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Last month, Fox pulled a scene from “The Predator” after learning that an actor who was to have a minor role in the film, Steven Wilder Striegel, is a registered sex offender. The studio deleted the only scene in the movie in which Mr. Striegel was to appear, but the report and the controversy surrounding it were likely on the minds of some potential audience members this weekend, particularly given Mr. Black’s admission that he had been aware of Mr. Striegel’s status.

Overseas, it only managed to pull in $30.7 million in 72 markets, bringing in $54.7 million globally. Currently, the film has a CinemaScore of C+.