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Weekend Box Office: ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Makes It a Hat-Trick

Lionsgate's Buddy Comedy

The Hitman’s Bodyguard (Lionsgate) gets a hat-trick in a historically slow Labor Day weekend, earning $10.2 million.

The Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson mismatched buddy comedy is looking strong thus far with an extra $2 million or so coming in over the Monday holiday. Bodyguard should be able to hit at least $70 million domestically, which isn’t too bad for an R-rated movie that only cost $30 million.

Weekend Box Office: ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Tops Worst Weekend in 16 Years

Weekend Box Office Results

Lionsgate’s action-comedy The Hitman’s Bodyguard beat out three new movies to take the top spot in one of the worst weekend in years. Many people in the U.S. turned their attention instead to Hurricane Harvey and Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor match.

The Ryan Reynolds/Samuel L. Jackson action caper earned an estimated $10 million in ticket sales with a not-great 53 percent drop from last weekend’s opening weekend win.

Weekend Box Office: ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Wins First Place with $21.6M

Weekend Box Office

Lionsgate’s action-comedy The Hitman’s Bodyguard, starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, debuted in first place with $21.6 million from 3,377 theaters, while another action flick, Logan Lucky (Bleecker Street), sputtered on arrival with $8 million.

Also starring Gary Oldman and Salma Hayek, the R-rated film which comes courtesy of director Patrick Hughes, received a B+ CinemaScore from audiences and was made for $29 million.

Weekend Box Office: ‘Annabelle: Creation’ Easily Takes Top Spot

The Next Conjuring Spinoff

The Conjuring spinoff Annabelle: Creation (Warner Bros./New Line Cinema) easily took the top spot at the box office with $35 million in its opening weekend.

Receiving a B CinemaScore from audiences, the $15 million doll horror film is directed by David F. Sandberg and stars Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Lulu Wilson, Philippa Coulthard, Grace Fulton, Lou Lou Safran, Samara Lee, Tayler Buck, Anthony LaPaglia, and Miranda Otto.

Weekend Box Office: ‘Dunkirk’ Battles to Top Spot, ‘Valerian’ Bombs

Weekend Box Office

Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk (Warner Bros.) and Universal’s Girls Trip are opening above expectations at the domestic box office, while Luc Besson’s massively expensive sci-fi opus Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets looks like a huge flop.

Weekend Box Office: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Tops ‘Spider-Man’ with $56.5M

20th Century Fox‘s Film

20th Century Fox‘s War for the Planet of the Apes brought in an estimated $56.5 million from 4,022 locations at the domestic box office this weekend. That was enough to take down Spider-Man: Homecoming at the North American box office.

Weekend Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Opens Big Domestically

Sony and Marvel Studios

Sony and Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Homecoming is looking at a $117 million opening from 4,348 theaters at the North American box office over the weekend.

The critically acclaimed tentpole opened to a stunning $50.5 million on Friday and will be the third-best domestic opening of the year to date behind Beauty and the Beast ($174.8 million) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($146.5 million).