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

Image via Lionsgate

Image via Lionsgate

That left the overall weekend box office around $65 million, its lowest since a weekend shortly after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.

The biggest factor that caused the halt is because an already slow August witnessed no major new releases last weekend.

In its second frame, the Ryan Reynolds-Samuel L. Jackson vehicle "Hitman's Bodyguard" from Lionsgate is expected to win the weekend despite an unseasonably weak showing from a No. 1 film.

"Creation" took in a estimated $7.3 million in its third weekend in theaters.

The only other newcomer beside Leap! in the top-10 is OTL's Birth of the Dragon, which grossed $2.5 million in eighth place.

The entire slate of films grossed only about $65 million, the lowest total since September 2001.

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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 second recent King adaptation is the only near light on the horizon for theaters, which are struggling through the lowest-grossing summers in years. Logan Lucky earned $4.4 million and Saturday's Mayweather and McGregor fight brought in an estimated $2.6 million. "Make no mistake about it, there was little foot traffic in theaters this weekend, but the story line will change in two weeks when "It" opens".

Overall, industry-wide totals were well below those of last weekend as well as those of a year ago.

On another slow late-summer weekend at multiplexes, The Hitman's Bodyguard took its second straight box office crown, once again pretty much by default. It earned $4.4 million this weekend (cume now $9.8 million). "Logan Lucky" will barely have the edge over "Wind River" with almost identical $4 million weekends by end of day Sunday.

Jeremy Renner-starring Native American murder-mystery Wind River came in at fourth place with $4.4 million, up from tenth position last week after doubling its cinemas to 2,095.

However, that figure could drop down to somewhere in the $9 million range when final figures are released.

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