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“The Hitman’s Bodyguard” Wins Box Office

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Hitmans Bodyguard Box Office

By Shari Weiss |

Hitmans Bodyguard Box Office

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The Hitman’s Bodyguard secured a box office win this weekend, opening with $21.6 million. Get the details and check out the full Top 10 rankings below!

The Hitman’s Bodyguard stars Samuel L. Jackson as the hitman and Ryan Reynolds as his bodyguard. When the assassin needs protection as he testifies against a dictator, Reynolds’ security agent ends up taking the job. Amid mixed reviews, the action comedy out-paced all of this weekend’s other offerings to open in first place.

Last week’s chart-topper, the horror flick Annabelle: Creation, slipped more than 50 percent to $15.5 million and the number two position. And then there was Logan Lucky. Despite a strong director (Steven Soderbergh), strong ensemble cast (Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Katie Holmes, Daniel Craig, Hillary Swank and more notable names) and strong reviews, the heist film didn’t bring in strong ticket sales. The movie, which has been compared to Ocean’s Eleven, disappointingly landed in third place with just $8 million. Securing fourth place was Dunkirk, which scored another $6.7 million, followed in fifth by The Nut Job 2, which made $5.1 million.

Rounding out the Top 10 were The Emoji Movie in sixth with receipts adding up to $4.4 million. It just edged out Spider-Man: Homecoming, which came in a close seventh with $4.3 million. Girls Trip nabbed eighth place with $3.8 million, while The Dark Tower came right behind in ninth with $3.7. million.

Getting knocked out of the Top 10 were Kidnap, The Glass Castle, and the Charlize Theron action film, Atomic Blonde, which came in 11th, 12th and 13th places with box office sales of $2.9 million, $2.6 million, and $2.2 million, respectively. Each one of those movies experienced drops of more than 44 percent from last week. Meanwhile, just making it into the Top 10 this week was Wind River. It was up more than 380 percent from last week and earned $3 million.

 


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