Hitman’s Bodyguard Takes First Place, Logan Lucky Disappoints

This weekend continues the downward trend of recent box office performances, and saw the wide release of two films: the Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds-starring action-comedy The Hitman’s Bodyguard, and the heist comedy film Logan Lucky from Ocean’s Eleven director Steven Soderbergh.

At number one is Hitman’s Bodyguard, which took in a pleasant $21.6 million.  Given the film’s $29 million budget, this is a definite hit, and when all said and done, it’ll likely bring forth a nice profit for Lionsgate. This is another recent example of a midbudget finding success in today’s blockbuster-laden atmosphere, even though it wasn’t incredibly well received.

Coming in second is Annabelle: Creation with $15.5 million, dropping around 55 percent from its opening weekend. This brings its domestic total to $64 million and its worldwide total to $160.7 million. Given that the film was made for $15 million, it’s safe to say this has done well for New Line. Additionally, while it did start its run a bit lower than its predecessor, this weekend saw it pull slightly ahead.

The big disappointment for the weekend is the number three film, Logan Lucky. Despite the wonderful pedigree behind the film, as well as the huge swath of critics showing their support, this one came up short at around $8.1 million — less than a third of its budget. Sadly, the stellar cast that consists of Daniel Craig, Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, and Katherine Waterston wasn’t enough to bring folks out to the theaters this weekend, proving once again, why so many studios rely on established properties to sell their films.

The top 10 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, August 20, are below.

  1. Hitman’s Bodyguard, The – Lionsgate – $21.6M
  2. Annabelle: Creation – Warner Bros. – $15.5M
  3. Logan Lucky – Bleecker Street – $8.1M
  4. Dunkirk – Warner Bros. – $6.7M
  5. Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature – Open Road – $5.1M
  6. Emoji Movie, The – Sony – $4.4M
  7. Spider-Man: Homecoming – Sony – $4.3M
  8. Girls Trip – Universal – $3.8M
  9. Dark Tower, The – Sony – $3.7M
  10. Wind River – The Weinstein Company – $3.0M

The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, August 20, are below.

  1. Annabelle: Creation – Warner Bros. – $57.5M
  2. Wolf Warrior 2 – Multiple – $36.2M
  3. Paradox – Multiple Chinese Distributors – $31.0M
  4. Hitman’s Bodyguard, The – Multiple – $28.2M
  5. War for the Planet of the Apes – 20th Century Fox – $22.5M
  6. Emoji Movie, The – Sony – $15.9M
  7. Dunkirk – Warner Bros. – $15.1M
  8. Dark Tower, The – Sony – $11.2M
  9. Despicable Me 3 – Universal – $10.4M
  10. Spider-Man: Homecoming – Sony – $9.3M

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SOURCE: Box Office Mojo, comScore

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