BOX OFFICE REPORT
August 25-27, 2017
(estimates from BoxOfficeMojo.com)
|The Hitman's Bodyguard||$10.0 million|
|Annabelle: Creation||$7.3 million|
|Wind River||$4.4 million|
|Logan Lucky||$4.3 million|
It was a rough weekend at the box office, and it will be even rougher for the next couple weeks. In fact, you'd have go all the way back to September 2012 to find a No. 1 movie that made less than The Hitman's Bodyguard did in its second weekend. (That fall weekend five years ago was when The Possession repeated with a meager $9.3 million.) The Ryan Reynolds action comedy took in just $10 million, but it's now made back its budget and has yet to open internationally.
Annabelle: Creation stayed at No. 2, as it inches its way to $80 million. Leap! was the biggest of this weekend's debuts. But the animated movie about a ballerina only managed $5 million. That's lower than even The Nut Job 2 or The Emoji Movie. It's going to be forgotten like so many other independent animated films. At least we got a sweet Carly Rae Jepsen track out of it.
Wind River jumped up to a true wide release and may be the biggest recipient of such a lull of new releases. It's now made nearly $10 million and could become a sleeper hit, much like last year's Hell or High Water. It's even luckier than Logan Lucky, which slipped 42.5 percent to No. 5.
Outside the top 5:
- This Weekend's Indie Champ: Beach Rats, a gay coming-of-age story. It averaged $15,003 on each of its three screens.
- Neither Birth of the Dragon nor All Saints managed much of a debut. The former, another film about Bruce Lee, managed only $2.5 million for eighth place. The latter, a drama about a church taking in refugees, took in $1 million less.
- A 3-D release of Terminator 2: Judgment Day wasn't nearly the behemoth the original 1991 release was. Playing on only 386 screens, it managed only $582,300.
It's Labor Day Weekend, and there's... nothing. The widest release is a 40th anniversary reissue of Close Encounters of the Third Kind and it's only on 700 screens. There's also the oft-delayed Tulip Fever, but I'll believe that when I see it.