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Box Office Results: ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ tops ‘Logan Lucky’

Comedies close out a quiet summer

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As the summer box-office slows to a crawl, moviegoers chose between the crime-drama “Logan Lucky” and the action-comedy “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” this weekend. Next weekend will be just as slow, with only the animated-comedy “Leap!,” the drama “All Saints,” and the Bruce Lee bio-drama “Birth of a Dragon” hitting select theaters nationwide.

Lionsgate’s “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” took the top-spot this weekend with a $21.6M debut, the film opened across 3,377 locations nationwide. “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” was directed by Patrick Hughes and written by Tom O’Connor. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, and Gary Oldman.

Annabelle: Creation,” from Warner Bros. Pictures, dropped to number-two this week after grossing $15.5M over the weekend. This brings the film’s two-week domestic total to just over $64M.  “Annabelle 2” was directed by David F. Sandberg, working from a script written by Gary Dauberman. The film stars Stephanie Sigman, Miranda Otto, and Lulu Wilson.

The only other major debut this week was “Logan Lucky,” which took third-place on the domestic-charts after grossing $8M across 3,031 locations. “Logan Lucky” was directed by Steven Soderbergh, and the film was written by Rebecca Blunt. The crime-drama stars Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Katie Holmes, and Seth MacFarlane.

Warner Bros. Pictures also took fourth-place on the charts this week, the studio’s war-drama “Dunkirk” brought in $6.7M while remaining in 3,271 locations. The film has now made over $165M in just five-weeks. “Dunkirk” was written and Directed by Christopher Nolan, the film stars Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, and Aneurin Barnard.

Rounding out the top-five this week was the animated-comedy “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature”. This weekend the film grossed another $5M for the studio. The film’s two-week total now sits at just over $17.6M domestically. “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature” was directed by Cal Brunker, and features the voice talents of Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, and Maya Rudolph

Next weekend the big releases are the animated-comedy “LEAP!,” and the bio-drama “Birth of the Dragon” about Bruce Lee.

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