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The Hitman's Bodyguard Tops Weekend with $21M+ Opening as Logan Lucky Falls Short
by Brad Brevet
August 20, 2017



Lionsgate and Summit's action-comedy The Hitman's Bodyguard finished ahead of pre-weekend expectations and took the #1 spot at the weekend box office while WB and New Line's Annabelle: Creation scored a second place finish over its sophomore frame.

The weekend wasn't too kind, however, to Bleecker's Logan Lucky, which did manage to finish third, but was unable to crack double digits from over 3,000 locations.

As for the weekend overall, the top twelve narrowly escaped becoming the worst weekend of 2017 by less than $1 million by combining for $81.5 million. As of right now, this means the month of August is currently pacing 34% behind August last year while the summer season is pacing 12.8% behind last year.







With an estimated $21.6 million, Lionsgate's release of The Hitman's Bodyguard finished #1 at the box office. This outperforms Mojo's pre-release forecast and is just a shade below historical averages for a film of this size and genre from Lionsgate.

Heading into the weekend reviews weren't exactly glowing for the film, which received a score of 50 on Metacritic, but audiences mostly took to the Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson starrer, giving it a "B+" CinemaScore.







Finishing in runner-up position is last weekend's champ, WB and New Line's Annabelle: Creation, which dropped 56% in its second weekend and finished with an estimated $15.5 million for a domestic cume just shy of $65 million.

Internationally, the film added an estimated $42 million this weekend from 56 markets for an overseas total of $96.7 million.

That said, the Annabelle sequel contributes nearly $161 million to the overall Conjuring franchise, which has now grossed over $1 billion worldwide after the release of just four films. Next up is 2018's The Nun, a spin-off based on the demonic character seen in The Conjuring 2.







In third, Bleecker's release of Steven Soderbergh's Logan Lucky was a bit unlucky, finishing with an estimated $8 million from 3,031 locations.

Strong reviews accompanied the film heading into the weekend, but a marketing plan, of which Soderbergh oversaw, that focused on a later push rather than getting advanced word out seems to have had an effect, especially when you consider the fact it shared a lot of the same audience as The Hitman's Bodyguard.

The latter won out and while critics were more welcoming to Logan Lucky (78 on Metacritic), the film's "B" CinemaScore was just a bit behind.







Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk finished in fourth place with an estimated $6.7 million bringing its domestic total to $165.5 million.

Internationally, Dunkirk added an estimated $8.4 million from 61 markets bringing the film's overseas cume to $227.2 million for a global tally of $392.7 million, topping the $372.7 million worldwide gross for Batman Begins making Dunkirk Nolan's fifth largest worldwide release.







Rounding out the top five is Open Road's The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, which dropped 38.7% in its sophomore session for a $5.1 million weekend and a domestic cume that currently stands at $17.7 million.

Outside the top five, Universal's Girls Trip topped $100 million last week and added an estimated $3.8 million this weekend for a domestic cume that now totals $103.9 million, $8.7 million ahead of where Bad Moms was at the same point in its release prior to grossing over $113 million domestically.







Elsewhere in the top ten, Wind River expanded into 694 theaters (+649) and saw a 386% jump for an estimated $3 million weekend and a $4,359 per theater average. The performance is similar to The Beguiled from earlier this year when it expanded into over 670 theaters and went on to gross over $10.5 million.

In limited release, Fox Searchlight's Patti Cake$ brought in an estimated $66,000 from 14 locations ($4,714 PTA). The film is expected to add ten new markets next weekend and by the long Labor Day weekend is expected to be in 300-400 locations.







Additionally, Amazon's Crown Heights delivered an estimated $27,552 from three locations ($9,184 PTA); Sam Goldwyn's Gook brought in an estimated $31,100 from two locations; Well Go's The Adventurers brought in an estimated $65,000 from 17 locations ($3,824 PTA); FilmRise saw Marjorie Prime finish with an estimated $24,000 from six locations ($4,000); Dave Made a Maze found $13,178 from 13 theaters ($1,014 PTA); and Parade Deck's Lycan scared up $4,860 from five sites ($972 PTA).







In other news, Universal crossed $3 billion at the international box office this weekend. One of their hits this year being Despicable Me 3, which is on the verge of topping $1 billion worldwide as it passed $250 million domestically this weekend and is nearing $700 million internationally for a global cume that currently sits just shy of $950 million.

Additionally, Wonder Woman topped $800 million worldwide this weekend and became the highest grossing superhero origin film with $404 million domestically, topping 2002's Spider-Man (not adjusted for inflation).

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=4317&p=.htm









August 18-20, 2017 Weekend Studio Estimates:


1. The Hitman's Bodyguard $21,600,000
2. Annabelle: Creation $15,500,000 / $64,044,221
3. Logan Lucky $8,050,182
4. Dunkirk $6,700,000 / $165,508,079
5. The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature $5,113,278 / $17,696,923
6. The Emoji Movie $4,350,000 / $71,767,352
7. Spider-Man: Homecoming $4,250,000 / $314,051,381
8. Girls Trip $3,844,030 / $103,986,175
9. The Dark Tower $3,720,000 / $41,604,378
10. Wind River $3,025,236 / $4,138,505

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The Hitman's Bodyguard Repeats at #1 During Worst Box Office Weekend in Over 15 Years
by Brad Brevet
August 27, 2017



No need to sugar coat it, this was a miserable weekend. The combined gross of the top twelve failed to total over $50 million, something that hasn't happened in an August weekend in over 20 years. In fact, the combined $49 million for the top twelve is the worst since the top twelve combined for $43.5 million in late September 2001.

Making matters worse, with next weekend seeing no major, new wide releases things aren't going to improve until It arrives on September 8.







Keeping things to this weekend, The Hitman's Bodyguard finished in the top spot for a second weekend in a row with an estimated $10 million. That gross, however, appears a bit precarious. It wouldn't be at all surprising to see actuals dip below the double-digit mark.

Should that happen this would be the first weekend in two years to not have a film break double digits over the three-day. The last time was early September 2015 when War Room topped the three-day Labor Day weekend with $9.4 million.

As for Hitman's Bodyguard, its domestic cume currently sits just shy of $40 million after ten days in release.







Second place belongs to WB and New Line's Annabelle: Creation, which brought in an estimated $7.35 million and has now grossed $77.88 million domestically.

Internationally the film brought in an estimated $22 million from 61 international markets for an overseas cume to date of $137.2 million and a worldwide gross topping $215 million.







Third is where we find the Weinstein's new release, the animated Leap!, which just managed to bring in an estimated $5 million, a rather disappointing result for a film playing in 2,575 theaters, for a $1,941 per theater average.

The film, however, scored well with opening day audiences, which gave it an "A" CinemaScore.







The Weinstein's also finished in fourth with the second expansion of Wind River, which increased its theater count to 2,095 (+1,401).

The Weinstein release brought in an estimated $4.4 million bringing the film's domestic total just shy of $10 million.







Bleecker's Logan Lucky rounds out the top five with an estimated $4.4 million after dropping 42.5% in its second weekend.

The film's domestic cume now totals $15 million after ten days in release.







The Mayweather and McGregor fight brought in an estimated $2.6 million on Saturday, which was enough to place eighth for the weekend.







Elsewhere in the top ten, BH Tilit's Birth of the Dragon brought in an estimated $2.5 million after opening in 1,618 theaters. Of the weekend's new releases this one stood to be affected most by Saturday's Mayweather and McGregor fight.

The film scored a "B" CinemaScore.







It isn't until 15th position that you find Sony's release of Affirm Films and Provident Films' All Saints, which took in an estimated $1.55 million this weekend from 846 locations.

The faith-based feature scored an "A-" CinemaScore and is hoping to make gains over the next couple weekends.







Outside the top ten, WB's Wonder Woman was brought back to several theaters (+1,407) where it grossed an estimated $1.7 million for a domestic total of $406.2 million.

The film is now just $3.8 million shy of $410 million, which would place it #20 on the all-time domestic chart. Additionally, Wonder Woman topped $400 million internationally this weekend, fueled by an estimated $3.4 million three-day opening in Japan bringing the film's worldwide cume to $806.2 million placing it 64th all-time.







Sony also brought Baby Driver back to several theaters this weekend (+1,074) where it grossed an estimated $1.15 million for a domestic cume that now totals $103.2 million.

Baby Driver also debuted in China and Russia over the weekend, bringing in an estimated $10.5 million in China and a #1 finish in Russia with an estimated $2.5 million. The film's overseas cume now stands at nearly $91 million for a worldwide gross nearing $195 million.







Also expanding this weekend we have Neon's Ingrid Goes West, which struggled in 647 theaters (+621) with an estimated $781,750 for a $1,208 per theater average.

A24's Good Time had anything but in its expansion, playing in 721 theaters (+701) it could only muster $610,890 for a paltry $847 per theater average.







Among the weekend's limited openers, Distrib Film's 3D re-release of Terminator 2 brought in an estimated $582k from 386 locations ($1,509 PTA).

Fox International's release of A Gentleman brought in $195k from 135 theaters ($1,444 PTA); Beach Rats from Neon debuted with $45k from three theaters ($15,003 PTA); Oscilloscope's Polina debuted with $13,250 from two theaters; and Artsploitation's Red Christmas debuted with $1,000 from one location.

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=4319&p=.htm









August 25-27, 2017 Weekend Studio Estimates:


1. The Hitman's Bodyguard $10,050,000 / $39,614,004
2. Annabelle: Creation $7,350,000 / $77,880,384
3. Leap! $5,015,500
4. Wind River $4,410,610 / $9,840,823
5. Logan Lucky $4,366,894 / $15,034,307
6. Dunkirk $3,950,000 / $172,479,030
7. Spider-Man: Homecoming $2,725,000 / $318,843,082
8. Mayweather vs. McGregor $2,598,213
9. Birth of the Dragon $2,501,100
10. The Emoji Movie $2,350,000 / $76,431,471
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Summer 2017 Closes Out with the Worst Labor Day Weekend in 17 Years
by Brad Brevet
September 3, 2017



Thanks to some stronger-than-expected performances, this weekend ended up better than Mojo's forecast and yet, this is still the worst three-day Labor Day weekend in twelve years.

The top twelve grossed a combined $51.5 million and you have to go back to 2000, when the top twelve grossed a combined $47 million, to find a worse performance.



That said, both The Hitman's Bodyguard and Annabelle: Creation delivered strong performances to top the weekend. In fact, only four films in the top ten saw any kind of drop compared to last weekend and those drops were minimal with Annabelle's 5% drop being the largest within the top ten.

Unfortunately the weekend's new releases didn't make much of a dent with Lionsgate's Hazlo Como Hombre and Weinstein's Tulip Fever failing to crack the top twenty.







Lionsgate's The Hitman's Bodyguard finished atop the weekend chart for a third straight weekend in a row with an estimated $10.25 million.

This matches the film's performance last weekend and puts it on track for a four-day weekend around $13 million, pushing toward a $57.5 million domestic gross.







In second, Warner Bros. and New Line may be prepping for next weekend's release of It, which is expected to smash September opening weekend record, but before that film arrives the studios continue to see success with Annabelle: Creation, the fourth installment in The Conjuring franchise.

The chiller brought in an estimated $7.3 million this weekend, pushing its domestic cume just shy of $90 million, a milestone it will cross following tomorrow's performance as it's expected to deliver around $8.5 million for the four-day weekend.

With this weekend's performance it has also past the $84.2 million domestic performance of its predecessor and just might manage to hit $100 million domestically. Should that happen it would be the only one of this past August's releases to reach that mark.







Third place belongs to the Weinstein's Wind River, which added another 507 theaters this weekend for a total of 2,602 and brought in an estimated $5.86 million for the three-day, a 27% improvement over last weekend.

The film's cume now stands at $18.3 million and it will be pushing $20 million depending on how well it performs over the course of the full holiday weekend.







The Weinsteins also finished in fourth position with the second weekend of their animated feature Leap!, which brought in an estimated $4.9 million, a 3% improvement over the film's performance last weekend.

The film's domestic cume now stands at $11.3 million after ten days in release.







Rounding out the top five is Bleecker's Logan Lucky, which brought in an estimated $4.4 million for the three-day, a 4% improvement over last weekend, and is expected to hit $5.6 million for the four-day holiday, pushing its domestic cume just shy of $23 million.







Elsewhere, Despicable Me 3 saw the best performance in the top ten compared to last weekend, jumping 35% with an estimated $2.36 million three-day, pushing its domestic cume just shy of $260 million.

The film also brought in another $9.9 million internationally this weekend for an overseas total that currently stands at $736.1 million, which puts the film just $6 million shy of $1 billion worldwide.







WB's Wonder Woman brought in an estimated $1.9 million this weekend pushing its domestic cume to $408.9 million, which is enough to make it the sixth highest grossing superhero release of all-time and it is soon to surpass Iron Man 3 for fifth place on the list.

The film now ranks #21 all-time domestically after surpassing Captain America: Civil War and The Hunger Games this weekend.







Just behind Wonder Woman is the first of the weekend's "new" releases, that being Sony's re-release of Close Encounters of the Third Kind bringing in an estimated $1.8 million.

The re-release is expected to bring in another $500k on Monday for a four-day total reaching $2.3 million.







Before we get to the two other moderate releases this weekend, the IMAX-only release of Marvel's "Inhumans" pilot episodes is estimated to have brought in $1.5 million domestically from 393 IMAX screens.

Additionally, the release brought in an estimated $1.1 million from 274 international runs in 65 markets.







Outside the top twenty is where we find the Weinstein's release of the long-delayed Tulip Fever, which brought in an estimated $1.2 million from 765 theaters for an average of $1,588 per theater.

Lionsgate's release of Pantelion's Hazlo Como Hombre didn't perform much better, delivering an estimated $1.1 million from 382 theaters for an average of $2,945 per theater.







In limited release, Viceroy's House from IFC opened with an estimated $44,736 from four locations ($11,184 PTA); the documentary Dolores from PBS opened in one New York location with an estimated $14,125; Film Arcade's I Do... Until I Don't brought in an estimated $177,692 from 165 theaters ($1,077 PTA); Hammond's Valley of Bones finished with an estimated $101,962 from 300 locations ($340 PTA); and FilmRise's The Vault brought in $4,700 from 11 locations ($427 PTA).

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=4321&p=.htm









September 1-3, 2017 Weekend Studio Estimates:


1. The Hitman's Bodyguard $10,530,000 / $55,224,214
2. Annabelle: Creation $7,500,000 / $89,175,598
3. Wind River $6,240,517 / $18,662,954
4. Leap! $4,850,064 / $11,344,867
5. Logan Lucky $4,456,456 / $21,486,943
6. Dunkirk $4,365,000 / $178,994,545
7. Spider-Man: Homecoming $3,650,000 / $324,051,546
8. Despicable Me 3 $2,455,150 / $257,990,380
9. The Emoji Movie $2,425,000 / $80,301,714
10. Girls Trip $2,314,815 / $111,574,330
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