Weekend Box Office: ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Tops Worst Weekend in 16 Years
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.
Warner Bros./New Line’s prequel Annabelle: Creation held tight in the second spot with $7.3 million in its third frame, bringing its domestic total to $77.8 million, from just a $15 million budget.
Debuting in third place is The Weinstein Co. animated release Leap!, which earned a scant $5 million from 2,575 theaters. An animated Canadian import about an orphan girl who dreams of becoming a ballet dancer, suffered from poor reviews, with just 37% on Rotten Tomatoes, but according to CinemaScore, audiences gave it an A.
Rounding out the top five were Wind River (Weinstein) with $4.4 million and Logan Lucky (Bleecker Street) with $4.3 million.
The Bruce Lee homage Birth of the Dragon (Blumhouse) opened in eight with a measly $2.5 million in 1,618 theaters. The kung fu film received a B CinemaScore.
Here are this weekend’s top 10:
1. The Hitman’s Bodyguard — $10,050,000 ($39,614,004)
2. Annabelle: Creation — $7,350,000 ($77,880,384)
3. Leap! — $5,015,500
4. Wind River — $4,410,610 ($9,840,823)
5. Logan Lucky — $4,366,894 ($15,034,307)
6. Dunkirk — $3,950,000 ($172,479,030)
7. Spider-Man: Homecoming — $2,725,000 ($318,843,082)
8. Birth of the Dragon — $2,501,100
9. The Emoji Movie — $2,350,000 ($76,431,471)
10. Girls Trip — $2,266,745 ($108,072,270)
The other new movie was Sony’s All Saints, which debuted in fifteenth in this weekend’s charts with $1.5 million in 846 theaters.
Next Friday we will see the arrival of the Michael Apted-directed spy thriller Unlocked, and Justin Chadwick’s racy costume drama Tulip Fever.