Box Office Breakdown: Weekend of August 18
- The Hitman’s Bodyguard – $21.6 million
- Annabelle: Creation – $15.5 million
- Logan Lucky – $8.05 million
- Dunkirk – $6.7 million
- The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature – $5.1 million
- The Emoji Movie – $4.35 million
- Spider-Man: Homecoming – $4.25 million
- Girls Trip – $3.84 million
- The Dark Tower – $3.72 million
- Wind River – $3.02 million
Another grueling August weekend at the domestic box office in the books. Summer 2017 is looking to under-perform thanks to August, which is clocking in some of the lowest grossing weekends of the year.
Summer 2016 benefited from DC’s heavily marketed Suicide Squad to sweep up in these late-Summer weeks. This year, there isn’t such a movie to dominate.
The closest thing has been another Warner Bros. picture, Annabelle: Creation. Part of the “Conjuring universe,” the film finished second this week. Working on a standard low horror budget of $15 million, the film is well on its way to a healthy profit. It’s total domestic take to date is $64 million.
Taking over the number one spot in its first weekend is The Hitman’s Bodyguard. The buddy comedy from Lionsgate stars Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds, whose star power was enough to bring in over $20 million.
The other new release of the week, Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky, did not fare as well. The heist comedy took in only $8 million in 3,000+ theaters; not a good sign given the film’s reported $29 million budget.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard and Logan Lucky received similar Cinemascore rankings (B+ and B, respectively). Logan Lucky, with its high Rotten Tomatoes percentage and Soderbergh’s auteur status, will hope to receive a long tail in future weeks.
Meanwhile, further down the list at #10, the expansion of Wind River did relatively well at $3 million. With a release in under 1,000 screens, arriving in the top ten is an impressive feat for this Weinstein Company production.
Bigger successes Dunkirk, Girls Trip, and Spider-Man: Homecoming remain in the top ten, benefiting from the lack of serious new competition.
And The Emoji Movie…God, why have you forsaken us?
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—Alex Brannan (@TheAlexBrannan)
Estimated stats courtesy of Box Office Mojo.