The Hitman’s Bodyguard Shoots To The Top Of The US Box Office

Hitmans Bodyguard

by James White |
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It suffered brickbats and bullet holes from critics, but when it came to the US box office, The Hitman's Bodyguard took a licking and kept on ticking. The movie, which stars Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, opened at the top of the charts with $21.6 million, according to studio estimates.

With a budget of around $30 million to earn back, plus marketing costs, it'll take a while for this one to hit profit, but it's certainly a better start than some were expecting. The new champ pushed Annabelle: Creation down to second place, though the horror still made $15.5 million, or roughly its own budget, in its second weekend. And as a whole, the Conjuring movie universe has, thanks to its spin-offs, now crossed the $1 billion mark in total.

Despite good reviews and the anticipated return of Steven Soderbergh to cinema, Logan Lucky couldn't quite live up to its name, as the heist movie landed third with $8 million. Fourth place was Dunkirk, which added $6.7 million, while The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature rounded out the top five with $5.1 million.

The Emoji Movie stayed in sixth place, adding $4.3 million, ahead of Spider-Man: Homecoming, which used its spider-skills to cling to seventh and $4.2 million.

Eighth was Girls Trip, now soundly past the $100 million mark at the US box office alone after making more than $3 million this weekend. The Dark Tower fell again, dropping from fourth to ninth and $3.7 million, while Kidnap was 10th on $2.8 million.

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