'Hitman's Bodyguard' Barely Beating 'Annabelle: Creation' to Win Slowest Weekend of 2017

'Hitman's Bodyguard' Barely Beating 'Annabelle: Creation' to Win Slowest Weekend of 2017

'Hitman's Bodyguard' Barely Beating 'Annabelle: Creation' to Win Slowest Weekend of 2017

That's $6 million less than this weekend's overall box office weekend estimates ($65 million).

An already slow August came to a screeching halt at the multiplex, where no major new releases were unveiled.

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. The latter came in second this weekend with $7.4 million, bringing its three-week total to $77.9 million. Thirdly came the animated film 'Leap!' which grossed an estimated amount of $5 million. The other new movie in "wide" release was Sony's All Saints, which debuted in 16th place with $1.5 million, earning a horrid $1,832 per-screen average from 846 theaters.

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. The Fathom Events simulcast of the fight was one of the more popular offerings in theaters, taking in $2.4 million from 481 screens.

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"It's a black eye for Hollywood, but not a knock-out punch", Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for comScore, told USA Today. The televised boxing match will be taking center stage from films in what will go down as the slowest weekend of the year. "Make no mistake about it, there was little foot traffic in theaters this weekend".

The summer box office has been trending down for weeks - this will be the first year since 2006 that the overall total fails to top $4 billion - and the catastrophic weather in Texas due to Hurricane Harvey mixed with Saturday night's Floyd Mayweather-Connor McGregor fight, which Mayweather, could have factored into this weekend's poor returns. "Logan Lucky" will barely have the edge over "Wind River" with almost identical $4 million weekends by end of day Sunday. To put in perspective how paltry that is, Beauty and the Beast had an opening weekend of $175 million by itself earlier this year. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

Down two places, "Logan Lucky" takes #5 with $4.4 million (cume now $15.0 million).

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