It was a surprisingly strong debut for this week’s biggest new release at the box office. Here’s what went down:
The Hitman’s Bodyguard managed to avoid the pitfall of bad reviews to top the box office with an estimated $21.6 million. The combination of Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson proved appealing to audiences, though it will certainly be interesting to see if the film has any legs as the summer season comes to a close.
As for the rest of the top five, Annabelle: Creation was in second place with $15.5 million, raising its two week total to a solid $64 million. Lucky Logan debut in third place with an underwhelming $8 million, followed in fourth place by Dunkirk with $6.7 million. The Nut Job 2 closed things out in fifth place with $5.1 million.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) The Hitman’s Bodyguard – $16 million
2) Annabelle: Creation – $15 million
3) Lucky Logan – $10 million
4) Dunkirk – $9 million
5) The Nut Job 2 – $7 million
And here’s how the weekend is estimated to turn out:
1) The Hitman’s Bodyguard – $21.6 million
2) Annabelle: Creation – $15,5 million
3) Lucky Logan – $8 million
4) Dunkirk – $6.7 million
5) The Nut Job 2 – $5.1 million
Next weekend sees the release of Birth of the Dragon. Be sure to check back on Friday to our predictions!