'The Hitman's Bodyguard' tops the box office weekend once again

Kelly Massey
August 29, 2017

Still, this indie thriller has earned $9.8 million in its four weeks in release, largely through positive word-of-mouth, and while there is no foreign box office data quite yet, Wind River could very well earn back its $11 million budget in the next few days.

The top nine movies combined (not counting the Mayweather fight) for $42.8 million at the box office. The Hitman's Bodyguard has now taken in $39.6 million domestically from a $30 million budget, although no worldwide box office data has been released tat this time.

The late summer months aren't a traditionally strong week for movies, but this weekend's barren slate was historically bad. Compare that to the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Conor McGregor fight, which Fathom Events broadcast live to 532 screens.

The countless house parties and auto events around the USA attracting young male fistfight fans will have sapped cinemas of their audiences. Not that thefilm with its lack of big name stars - was ever likely to take over box office. Fingerprint/Bleecker Street's "Logan Lucky" completed the top five with $4.1 million in its second weekend, bringing its ten-day total to $14.8 million.

And Leap! - a French animated film about a girl who steals another person's identity so she can learn ballet - likely suffered from a hard-to-sell concept.

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Taking the No. 3 spot is the only new film to crack the top three.

It came in at third place, making $5 million. As the September 21-23 frame in 2001 earned just $59 million overall.

But neither would have been helped by Hurricane Harvey, which has brought coastal Texas to a standstill, and saw theater closures as far inland as Houston on Friday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Collider reports that THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD has held on to its spot at the top of the box office for a second straight week. Final domestic figures will be released Monday. One of the biggest surprises of the weekend though was the expanding Wind River, which jumped from 10th place last weekend to fourth place this weekend with an estimated $4.4 million.

And Logan Lucky, a NASCAR heist flick by Ocean's Eleven director Steven Soderbergh, came in fifth place with $4.3 million. The six major studios have released only two new wide-release films this August: Sony's poorly received Stephen King adaptation "The Dark Tower" and Warner Bros.'s successful horror spinoff sequel "Annabelle: Creation".

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