Weekend Box Office: ‘Sully’ Takes the Top Spot with Over 35M

Tom Hanks

The Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow drama Sully is the No. 1 movie in North America, earning a whopping $35.5 million over its debut weekend.

Directed by Clint Eastwood, the film stars Tom Hanks as hero pilot Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger who pulled off the “Miracle on the Hudson.” The action-adventure cost a reported $60 million to produce and generated an A CinemaScore with an 84 percent Rotten Tomatoes score.

Sony-Screen Gems genre thriller When the Bough Breaks, starring Regina Hall and Morris Chestnut, opened respectably in second place with $15 million from 2,246 theaters. The film was produced for $10 million and has earned a B CinemaScore with a crazy-low zero percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

The home invasion thriller Don’t Breathe fell to third place with $8.2 million, beating Warner Bros. Suicide Squad again.

A Belgian-French animated feature The Wild Life opened in fifth with a dim $3.4 million (B- CinemaScore and a low 15 percent on Rotten Tomatoes), while Relativity’s horror film The Disappointments Room completely bombed with $1.4 million at 1,554 screens after receiving a D grade from audiences.

The Top Ten:

1. Sully — $35.5 million ($35.5 mil.)
2. When the Bough Breaks — $15 million ($15 mil.)
3. Don’t Breathe — $8.2 million ($66.8 mil.)
4. Suicide Squad — $5.7 million ($307.4 mil.)
5. The Wild Life — $3.4 million ($3.4 mil.)
6. Kubo and the Two Strings — $3.2 million ($40.8 mil.)
7. Pete’s Dragon — $2.9 million ($70 mil.)
8. Bad Moms — $2.8 million ($107.5 mil.)
9. Hell or High Water — $2.6 million ($19.8 mil.)
10. Sausage Party — $2.3 million ($93.2 mil.)

Next week should be an interesting weekend as we get Bridget Jones’s Baby, starring Renee Zellweger, as well as Oliver Stone‘s Snowden, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Plus, there’s a new Blair Witch movie to scare off the competition.