The Hitman’s Bodyguard Leads A Sleepy Holiday Weekend At The US Box Office

Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson in The Hitman's Bodyguard

by James White |
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This weekend was the Labor Day holiday in the States, the demarcation point for the end of the summer movie season. And it won't be one the studios will wish to remember fondly, with low earnings and apparent sure-fire hits sputtering. The four-day weekend had no new wide releases, so The Hitman's Bodyguard remained at the top of the charts, earning $13.3 million.

If you want to get an idea of how bad a summer it has been, you'd be hard pressed to find a better indication than this weekend – that lack of new wide movies mean that this was the worst result for years. You have to go back to the year 2000 to find something comparable.

So with Bodyguard sticking around at the top, the only real changes were movies shifting below it. Annabelle: Creation stayed in second with $9.3 million, while Wind River jumped from fourth to third after adding screens, and made $7.9 million. That swapped places with ballet animation Leap!, which dropped to fourth on $6.5 million. Rounding out the top five was Logan Lucky, taking home $5.64 million.

Dunkirk remained sitting in sixth with $5.62 million, and Spider-Man: Homecoming was once again seventh on $4.7 million. At the bottom of the chart, we have The Emoji Movie, which made $2.42 million in eighth and, looking to take advantage of the holiday, Despicable Me 3 added a few screens and leaped back into the top 10 at 9 on $3.3 million. Finally, the animated trio was completed by The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature at 10th with $2.9 million.

Outside the top 10, the only notable releases were the re-release of Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, which took $2.3 million in 14th and the long-delayed arrival of Tulip Fever, released on 765 screens (with some pulled at the last minute) and stalking off with a grand total of $1.4 million in 23rd place.

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