Box Office: 'The Hitman's Bodyguard' Tops Worst Weekend Since 2001

1. The Hitman's Bodyguard- $10M/$39.6M
We're in that ugly lull period between the summer movie and awards seasons, and this week saw only a few minor releases hit theaters. That made it pretty easy for The Hitman's Bodyguard to capitalize with $10M in its second weekend, and $39M overall. That's okay for the Ryan Reynolds/Samuel L. Jackson-starrer, which is very R-rated and was mostly panned by critics, although some of us dug it a lot. This was one of the worst box office weekends in years, stretching all the way back to the week after the 9/11 attacks. Yeah, it's that bad, and we can probably blame the path of Hurricane Harvey for some of the low numbers. But not all of them.
2. Annabelle: Creation- $7.3M/$77.8M
3. Leap! (review)- $5M
There were only three wide releases this weekend and none of them had great prospects, as proven by the $5M debut of the animated film, Leap!, which clearly very few of you went to see. All I know about this is that it was a French/Canadian film titled Ballerina outside of the U.S., and features the voices of Nat Wolff, Elle Fanning, Kate McKinnon, and some others.
4. Wind River- $4.4M/$9.8M
5. Logan Lucky- $4.3M/$15M
Sadly, Steven Soderbergh's comeback vehicle, the star-studded heist film Logan Lucky, only managed $4.3M for $15M after two weeks.
6. Dunkirk- $3.9M/$172.4M
7. Spider-Man: Homecoming- $2.7M/$318.8M
8. Birth of the Dragon- $2.5M
BH Tilt's Birth of the Dragon had an uphill climb right from the beginning, based on a pretty terrible trailer some months back. The film has a great premise, centering on the 1962 fight between Bruce Lee and Wong Jack Man that became the stuff of legend and conspiracy theory. But they framed it around the perspective of some fictional white dude (Billy Magnussen, it ain't his fault), probably because some marketing guy thought that was what it needed to sell. Well, that idea didn't work. The film opened in 1,618 theaters and earned only $2.5M. That's not horrible but it's not good, either, as we've seen other semi-wide releases fare much better. I'm actually quite happy that movies like this are even making it to theaters rather than going straight to VOD. So I should make it a point to support it with a ticket, right? Soon, I promise.
9. The Emoji Movie- $2.3M/$76.4M
10. Girls Trip- $2.2M/$108M