In the worst box office weekend of the year, both the holdovers and newcomers failed to leave a meaningful impression with moviegoers.
Repeating in the top spot is The Hitman’s Bodyguard, which brought in $10 million in its second weekend. That’s a 53 percent drop from its debut, a decent hold that was no doubt helped by the relative lack of competition. This was the first weekend in a while that did not see a new high-profile release, paving the way for the action-comedy to hold on to first place. It ultimately isn’t going to make as much as some of Ryan Reynolds’ and Samuel L. Jackson’s biggest hits, but Lionsgate certainly positioned it right on the release schedule. Hitman’s Bodyguard is now up to $39.6 million domestically.
Coming in second is Annabelle: Creation with $7.3 million. The horror sequel/prequel raised its Stateside total to $77.8 million. It currently is still the lowest-grossing offering in the Conjuring shared universe, but it’s in the same neighborhood as the first Annabelle and has already turned a nice profit due to its cost-effective $15 million production budget. It’s no surprise Warner Bros. wants to continue to mine the property for more hits.
In third is Leap!, a new animated film from The Weinstein Company. It made $5 million in its first three days, which normally is hardly enough to reach the top of the charts, but was for this weekend. This is obviously a product of the current Hollywood landscape, as the movie was able to take full advantage of a barren multiplex with little of note playing. Leap! arrived in theaters with extremely limited fan fare, meaning awareness was an issue. The good news for The Weinstein Company is that the production budget was only $30 million, and the film has brought in $63.2 million worldwide.
Expanding to 2,095 theaters, the drama Wind River rose up the charts and came in fourth with $4.4 million. It is now at $9.8 million domestically.
Rounding out the top five is Logan Lucky. Steven Soderbergh’s latest heist film made $4.3 million in its second weekend, raising its U.S. total to $15 million.
In sixth is Dunkirk, which brought in $3.9 million. Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic stands at $172.4 million domestically.
The #7 movie is Spider-Man: Homecoming once again. Marvel’s latest grossed $2.7 million to raise its Stateside total to $318.8 million.
In eighth is Birth of the Dragon with $2.5 million in its first three days.
While the Mayweather/McGregor fight ended up making enough at the box office to come in ninth for the weekend, the feature film that finished in the #9 position is The Emoji Movie. Sony’s animated film earned $2.3 million to raise its domestic total to $76.4 million.
Capping off the top 10 is Girls Trip with $2.2 million. The comedy continues to impress and is now at $108 million domestically.
[NOTE: These are only weekend box office estimates — based on Friday and Saturday ticket sales coupled with adjusted expectations for Sunday. Official weekend box office results will be released on Monday, August 28 — at which time we’ll update this post with any changes.]
Source: Box Office Mojo
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