Sully soars to the top of the box office

It was a stellar weekend for the biggest new release of the week, which saw a titanic team-up between two legends of American cinema. Here’s what went down:


Sully, starring Tom Hanks and directed by Clint Eastwood debut in the top spot this weekend with an estimated $34.5 million. That’s a solid number for a dramatic film without big special effects. The film should continue to have a solid run over the next few weeks as it builds momentum and positive word of mouth spreads.

As for the rest of the top five, When The Bough Breaks had a decent debut in second place with an estimated $14.5 million. Don’t Breathe was in third place with $8 million, while Suicide Squad followed in fourth place with $5.3 million. Kubo and the Two-Strings closed things out in fifth with an estimated $3.2 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) Sully – $32 million
2) When The Bough Breaks – $19 million
3) Don’t Breathe – $10 million
4) Kubo and the Two-Strings – $6 million
5) Suicide Squad – $4 million

And here’s how the weekend is estimated to turn out:

1) Sully – $34.5 million
2) When The Bough Breaks – $14.5 million
3) Don’t Breathe – $8 million
4) Suicide Squad – $5.3 million
5) Kubo and the Two-Strings – $3.2 million

Next weekend sees the release of Bridget Jones’ Baby and Blair Witch. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!


About Andy Burns

Andy Burns is the Interactive Content Editor for SiriusXM Canada, and has been the Editor-In-Chief of the pop culture website Biff Bam Pop! since its inception in 2008. He is also a Staff Writer for Rue Morgue Magazine. Andy's book, Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, was published in 2015 by ECW Press. His next book, on Stephen King's The Stand, will be published by Cemetery Dance in 2018.

Posted on September 11, 2016, in box office predictions, General, movies and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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