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Weekend Wrap-Up: Labor Day Bounce Helps Bodyguard Pull In $10.54 million

September 6th, 2017

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

The last weekend of the summer had no new wide releases, so it made sense that the box office would drop even further. However, that was not the case. I think the combination of the last long weekend of the summer and terrible recent box office results led a lot of people to go to the movies one last time before school starts. After all, it is likely most moviegoers haven’t seen a movie in theaters for several weeks. The Hitman’s Bodyguard easily led the way with $10.54 million over three days and $13.27 million including Monday. It earned more over three days than any of its competitors earned over four. Overall, the box office rose 9.8% from last weekend to $76 million. Sadly, this is still 24% lower than the same weekend last year, but it could have been worse. Year-to-date, 2017 has pulled in $7.45 billion, which puts it 6.3% or $500 million behind last year’s pace.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard earned $10.54 million / $13.27 million over the Labor Day long weekend lifting its total to $57.97 million after three weeks of release. The film has already earned enough domestically to cover its $30 million production budget, so now it is paying off its advertising budget. It won’t take long before it is profitable.

Annabelle: Creation remained in second place with $7.51 million / $9.19 million over the weekend for a total of $90.87 million after four weeks of release. Its three-day theater average is still over $2,000, so it won’t be completely destroyed when It comes out and its chances of getting to $100 million domestically rose dramatically this weekend.

Wind River managed $6.24 million / $7.85 million over the weekend for a total of $20.27 million after a month of release. This makes it one of the best limited releases of the year so far.

Leap! earned fourth place with $4.85 million / $6.27 million giving it a two-week total of $12.76 million. This isn’t a great result, but it is better than it could have been.

Both Logan Lucky and Dunkirk could claim fifth place. Logan Lucky earned fifth place over the three-day weekend with $4.41 million, just ahead of Dunkirk with $4.37 million. However, if you had in Monday, the two films were reversed at $5.58 million to $5.47 million. While the two films had nearly identical weekend totals, Dunkirk is way ahead of Logan Lucky at $180.20 million to $22.50 million.

Since none of the new releases opened truly wide, or even semi-wide, we will deal with them in the theater average chart column. In the meanwhile, we can talk about the sophomore class. Birth of the Dragon fell to 15th place with $1.74 million / $2.22 million over the weekend for a total of $5.88 million. All Saints opened in 16th place and fell to 21st place with $1.22 million / $1.64 million over the weekend for a two-week total of $3.83 million.

- Weekend Box Office Chart

Filed under: Weekend Wrap-up, Dunkirk, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Birth of the Dragon, Annabelle: Creation, It, Ballerina, Wind River, Logan Lucky, All Saints