Box Office Results: ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ wins a terrible holiday weekend
Not the best holiday weekend
Storms across the North East and a lackluster holiday lineup brought moviegoers a bummer of a Labor Day weekend at the box-office. Previous hits like “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” and “Wind River” remained in the top-five at weekend box-office, while most fans await the release of larger films like “IT”.
Taking the top-spot on the domestic box-office charts was “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” this is the third-week in a row that the film has landed at number-one. The film brought in another $10M over the weekend, remaining in 3,370 locations. Over the last three-weeks the film has grossed almost $55M domestically. “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.
Horror-thriller “Annabelle: Creation,” from Warner Bros. Pictures, earned $7M across 3,358 locations this weekend, that was enough for second-place overall. The new installment to the popular franchise has been a hit with moviegoers since the film’s release four-weeks ago, the thriller has now earned almost $89M domestically. “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 Weinstein Company’s “Wind River” thriller expanded into 2,602 theaters this weekend, and the film took third-place with a $5.8M gross. The film debuted to a limited-release schedule, but has made over $18M in five-weeks. “Wind River” was written and directed by Taylor Sheridan, the film stars Kelsey Asbille, Jeremy Renner, Julia Jones, and Elizabeth Olsen.
“Leap!” was the only recently-released animated film on the schedule this week, and the film grossed another $4.8M across 2,705 locations. The animated-comedy has now earned over $11M in two-weeks, but failed to reach the heights of other animated summer hits. “Leap!” was directed by Eric Summer and Éric Warin, the film features the voice-talents of Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan, and Carly Rae Jepsen.
“Logan Lucky” wrapped-up the top five this weekend, earning another $4.4M across 2,975 locations. The film has struggled over the last three-weeks, only grossing $21M since its release. “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.
The new releases this week all failed to make the top-five, but are worth mentioning. Sony released a 40th Anniversary screening of “Close Encounters Of The Third Kind” over the holiday weekend, and the film did manage to earn almost $2M across 901 locations. The Weinstein Company already had “Leap!” and “Wind River” in the top-five over the weekend, but the new sexy-thriller “Tulip Fever” only managed to reach 22nd overall on the domestic box-office charts. The film had a $1.2M debut across 765 locations. “Tulip Fever” was directed by Justin Chadwick, the film stars Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, and Jack O’Connell. The comedy “I Do… Until I Don’t” was another limited-release this weekend, grossing $177K across 165 locations. The film was directed by Lake Bell, who stars in the film alongside Ed Helms and Mary Steenburgen.
The box-office will come alive next weekend though, the horror-thriller “It” and the romantic-comedy “Home Again” are both expected awaken the sleepy box-office.