“Hitman” Tops, “Logan” Drops At Box-Office

The Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson-led action comedy “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” topped the weekend box-office this week, overcoming bad reviews to beat expectations with a $21.6 million opening.

Even so, it was super quiet at the box-office this weekend, the lowest of the year to date with $96M in total U.S./Canada ticket sales – even lower than Super Bowl weekend. With Labor Day next weekend and no wide openers, things are only going to get quieter.

Steven Soderbergh’s “Logan Lucky” wasn’t so lucky, opening on the lowest end of expectations in third place with $8 million despite good reviews. Last week’s topper “Annabelle Creation” dropped by 56%, but even so managed to hold onto second place.

Taylor Sheridan’s “Wind River” went wide this weekend and managed $3 million from several hundred screens along with a tenth place ranking. In limited release, both “Patti Cake$” and “Marjorie Prime” failed to make much impact, while “Good Time” and “Ingrid Goes West” improved well in their second weeks.

Finally, “Wonder Woman” officially became the highest-grossing superhero origin film at the domestic box-office, going past Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” at $403.7 million to a current total of $404 million.

Source: Deadline