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

'Hitman's Bodyguard' Repeats at No. 1 With Weak $10 Million

Box office numbers crater to worst weekend since 2014

An already slow August came to a screeching halt at the multiplex, where no major new releases were unveiled.

According to Time, it is predicted that The Hitman's Bodyguard earned an estimate of $10.1 million whereas Annabelle: Creation earned $7.4 million.

The Hitman's Bodyguard (LGF.A -0.5%, LGF.B -0.5%) prevailed again among film grosses over the weekend, but it lorded over the weakest North American total since 2001. There have been similarly slow weekends in recent years, including early September in 2014 and in 2016, but not since September 2001 have the numbers been quite so terrible.

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Next was "Leap", a new release from Weinstein Co., at $5 million - a remarkably small take for a third-place film.

The newspaper said that Warner Bros. tried to take advantage of the lackluster movie season by re-releasing "Wonder Woman", one of the summer's biggest hits, and it made $1.7 million.

That would have been bad news for microbudget kung fu flick Birth of the Dragon. The movie suffered from poor reviews, with just 37% on Rotten Tomatoes, earning just $1,948 per-screen average from 2,575 theaters. The televised boxing match will be taking center stage from films in what will go down as the slowest weekend of the year. "Leap!" brought in an estimated $5 million in its box-office debut. "Make no mistake about it, there was little foot traffic in theaters this weekend". This year, the summer movie season is definitely going out like a lamb, with last weekend's victor The Hitman's Bodyguard beating out three new movies and a heavily-promoted fight screening in select theaters across the country, to take the top spot with just $10 million.

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Hurricane Harvey had a minimal effect on nationwide grosses. The low-budget Sony Christian film "All Saints" took in $1.6 million from 846 theaters. 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. "Logan Lucky" will barely have the edge over "Wind River" with almost identical $4 million weekends by end of day Sunday.

Rounding out the top tier are "Dunkirk" at No. 6 with $ 4 million, "Spider-Man: Homecoming" at No. 7 with $2.7 million, "Mayweather vs. McGregor" at No. 8 with $2.6 million, "Birth of the Dragon" at No. 9 with $2.5 million and "The Emoji Movie" at No. 10 with $2.4 million. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

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