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.

Things have been good for Warner’s Annabelle: Creation too, with an estimated $7.3 million for the three days, bumping its domestic total to $89 million.

The Weinstein Company took spots three and four, with the crime thriller Wind River in third with a pleasing $5.9 million for the three days, and the animated family film Leap! with an estimated $4.9 million for a fourth-place finish.

However, TWC’s new opener, the forever-delayed period romance Tulip Fever, bombed in its moderate debut in 765 locations. The R-rated drama starring Alicia Vikander and Dane DeHaan, placed No. 20 domestically with an estimated $1.2 million for the three days.

Steven Soderbergh’s buddy heist film Logan Lucky (Bleecker Street) held on nicely at #5 with $4.4 million, up 4.2% from last weekend. You can find the box office chart for the weekend below.

1. The Hitman’s Bodyguard — $10.2 million ($54.9 mil.)
2. Annabelle: Creation — $7.3 million ($88.9 mil.)
3. Wind River — $5.8 million ($18.2 mil.)
4. Leap! — $4.8 million ($11.3 mil.)
5. Logan Lucky — $4.4 million ($21.4 mil.)
6. Dunkirk — $4.1 million ($178.7 mil.)
7. Spider-Man: Homecoming — $3.6 million ($324 mil.)
8. The Emoji Movie — $2.4 million ($80.3 mil.)
9. Despicable Me 3 — $2.36 million ($257.8 mil.)
10. Girls Trip — $2.32 million ($111.5 mil.)

The It movie will arrive next weekend, which should end The Hitman’s Bodyguard‘s surprising streak of holding the top slot. The horror pic, based on Stephen King’s novel, looks on tap for a $65 million-plus weekend, which would mark a record September opening.

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