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‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ arrives in the top spot at the box office

It was a surprisingly strong debut for this week’s biggest new release at the box office. Here’s what went down:

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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!

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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 August 20, 2017, in Andy Burns, Andy Burns/Andy B, box office predictions, General, movies and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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