‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Repeats At No.1 In Worst Weekend For Over 15 Years

the hitman’s bodyguard took the weekend yet again in the worst reported weekend since the september 11 attacks in 2001. Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan reynolds action-comedy dropped $10.1M dropping 53% in it’s second weekend to take it’s domestic cume to $40M in ten days. expect it to possible drop into single digit numbers when the weekend actuals come out on tuesday.
iN second place is warner bros. annabelle: creation taking in another $7.4M to take it’s domestic total to $77M. currently it looks like it will push to $90M domestically pacing slightly ahead than it’s predecessor. in the international market it took an estimated $22M from 61 markets to push it’s international cume to $137.2M, and worldwide $215M.
in third place is the weinstein’s company new animated release, leap! which took in a disappointing $5m for it’s three-day. internationally it stands at $63M and shouldn’t top $75M worldwide. in fourth is another weinstein film, wind river, which just keeps on giving. in it’s second wide expansion (2095 theatres) it took $4.4m to take it’s domestic cume close to $10m.
rounding out the top 5 is steven soderbergh’s new film logan lucky which fared well dropping 42% to take $4.4m and fifth place. it’s domestic cume stands at $15m and $16m worldwide. it continues it expansion internationally and could carry on to around $45m.
christopher nolan’s dunkirk took another $4m dropping 40% to take it’s north american total to $172.5m. it will probably just top $180m by the end of its run. currently it’s worldwide cume stands at $413m but it looks forward to openings in the middle kingdom, where his films usually do well. his last film, interstellar (2014), took $123m in china alone.
speaking of which, in china luc besson’s valerian topped the weekend taking $29M ahead of films such as cars 3 & baby driver. valerian did not fare well in the north american market only taking $40m and with a heavy price tag ($180M), it needed some help in china. thanks to china it now stands at $133m and if it’s lucky could get to around $175m. cars 3 took an estimated $11m in it’s opening in china to take it’s worldwide cume to $330M. edgar wright’s baby driver took $10.5M taking it’s worldwide cume just shy of $200M as it expands internationally and domestically (for labour day).
in other news wonder woman topped $400M worldwide thanks to a $3.4m opening in japan. it currently stands at $806M worldwide and should finish at $825M worldwide once it’s out of cinemas. despicable me 3 is closing on $1BN worldwide as it stands at $971M.
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