Four new films hit the box-office this weekend, but Tom Hank’s “Sully” was the hands-down favorite. Also releasing this week are the horror-thriller “The Disappointments Room,” the mystery-thriller “When the Bough Breaks” and the animated-adventure “The Wild Life”.
At the top of the charts this week was “Sully” from Warner Bros. Pictures, the film had a $35.51M debut domestically. The bio-drama opened across 3,525 locations this week to take the number-one spot across the country. “Sully” was directed by Clint Eastwood, working off a screenplay written by Todd Komarnicki and based on the book ‘Highest Duty‘ written by Chesley Sullenberger.
Debuting at the number-two spot on the domestic charts this week was “When the Bough Breaks” from ScreenGem. The thriller pulled-in $15M for the studio, opening across 2,246 locations. “When the Bough Breaks” was directed by Jon Cassar, working off a screenplay that he wrote himself. The film stars Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall and Romany Malco.
The horror-thriller “Don’t Breathe,” also from ScreenGem, dropped from first to third this week with an $8.21M weekend across 3,384 locations. The popular thriller has earned $66.83M in just three weeks. “Don’t Breathe” was directed by Fede Alvarez, working off a script co-written by Rodo Sayagues. The film stars Stephen Lang, Jane Levy and Dylan Minnette.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ summer-hit “Suicide Squad” took the number-four spot on the box-office charts with a $5.65M weekend. The blockbuster remained in 3,103 locations this week, and has earned over $307M domestically in just six-weeks. “Suicide Squad” was written and directed by David Ayer, among the many stars of the film are Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis and Cara Delevingne.
At number-five on the charts was “The Wild Life” from Lionsgate with $3.4M across 2,493 locations. “The Wild Life” was directed by Vincent Kesteloot and Ben Stassen. The film features the voice-talents of Matthias Schweighöfer, Kaya Yanar and Ilka Bessin.
Missing the top-five but worth mentioning is “The Disappointments Room”. The film only managed to earn $1.4M, despite opening across 1,554 locations. The thriller landed in seventeenth place overall. “The Disappointments Room” was directed by D.J. Caruso, the screenplay was written by Caruso and Wentworth Miller. The film stars Kate Beckinsale, Mike Bizon and Charles Carroll.
Next weekend will prove to be a challenge for these new arrivals, more so the thrillers that were just released. Hitting the box-office next weekend are the new ‘Blair Witch’ film, ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ and Oliver Stones’ film ‘Snowden’.