‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ beats ‘Logan Lucky’ at weekend box office

The third weekend in August has given us another new box office champion.

The action comedy The Hitman’s Bodyguard finished in first place with an opening weekend of $21.6 million. This is slightly better than predicted and I’m predicting that this film will gross around $70-$75 million domestically.

Annabelle: Creation fell to second place this week after a 56% drop during its second weekend. The film still delivered $15.5 million and is close to passing $65 million domestically. The Conjuring film franchise just passed $1 billion worldwide with the release of only four films. Impressive numbers for a horror franchise.

Logan Lucky opened in third place with a very disappointing opening of only $8 million. The strong reviews couldn’t help the film find a solid audience and I see this film quickly falling out of the top five.

Dunkirk dropped two spots to fourth place with $6.7 million and has passed $165 million domestically after 31 days. Dunkirk also just recently passed Batman Begins as his fifth largest worldwide release to date.

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature rounds out the top five with $5.1 million and is approaching $20 million domestically.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is close to passing $315 million domestically while Girls Trip passed $100 million domestically after 31 days. Wind River expanded to a wider release and rounds out the top ten with $3 million.

We could have another new box office champion next weekend as we only have two wide releases opening and I’m predicting that The Hitman’s Bodyguard will remain the box office champion.

Weekend Gross by Distributor:

Lionsgate: $25.2 million (+20.4%)

Warner Bros.: $23.3 million (-23.1%)

Sony Pictures: $13.2 million (-6.7%)

Bleecker Street: $8 million (n/a)

Universal: $5.9 million (-3.7%)

Open Road: $5.1 million (-3.8%)

Weinstein Co.: $3 million (n/a)

Aviron Pictures: $2.8 million (-2.4%)

Focus Features: $2.2 million (-2.4%)

20th Century Fox: $2 million (-1.7%)

Next week’s openings: Birth of the Dragon, Leap! 

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