Weekend Actuals: ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Repeats w/ $10.2M on Lowest Box Office Weekend Since 2001

Monday Update: On the lowest box office weekend in more than a decade and a half, Lionsgate’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard led for the second straight frame with $10.2 million.

The top 12 films earned slightly more in total than was originally projected on Sunday — $50.7 million instead of $48.8 million. Still, it was still the worst box office weekend since a September 2001 weekend falling shortly after 9/11. And with no major new wide releases debuting next weekend, the upcoming frame figures to fall even further, potentially below $40 million — something unseen in the modern era of Hollywood.

The full table of weekend actuals is at bottom, after our Sunday update with fuller numbers and analysis.


Sunday Update: Lionsgate’s action comedy The Hitman’s Bodyguard “guarded” its first place at the box office again with $10.0 million, but the top 12 films earned their lowest total in 16 years.

The top 12 films this weekend earned an estimated $48.8 million total, the lowest such sum since the weekend of September 21, 2001.

September is often the lowest grossing month at the box office anyway — 14 of the past 17 years saw their lowest-grossing weekend of the year fall in September. But that specific 2001 weekend fell shortly after the 9/11 attacks, when the country’s mood was particularly cinema-averse.

The top 12 films earned $43.5 million on that weekend, led by Hardball with $8.0 million. And since that’s in pure dollars, you’d have to go back even further than 2001 to find the last time a box office weekend earned less than the current weekend when adjusted for ticket price inflation.

After its first place debut last weekend, The Hitman’s Bodyguard fell 53 percent, about in line with expectations. That’s the lowest first-place finish since War Room topped the box office with $9.4 million in September 2015.

The action comedy starring Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds may also three-peat next weekend as well, since next frame will see the rare occurrence of not a single new wide release opening.  If so, Hitman’s Bodyguard could potentially post the lowest weekend gross for a #1 film in the past decade, currently held by Bangkok Dangerous with $7.7 million on a quiet weekend in September 2008.

Weinstein Company’s animated Leap! started in third place with $5.0 million after a soft marketing push. Weinstein Company’s drama Wind River achieved its highest rank yet in its fourth weekend of release, with fourth place and $4.4 million following a theater expansion.

Weinstein thus posts two of the top four films this weekend, a highly unusual and impressive feat for a company outside the so-called “Big Seven studios.” In fact, non-major studios make up a noteworthy four of the top eight films this weekend.

BH Tilt’s Bruce Lee biopic Birth of a Dragon began in eighth place with $2.5 million, in line with the studio’s other recent openings like Lowriders and Sleight. Both films came about in line with pre-release projections.

Wonder Woman and Baby Driver also experienced notable bumps this weekend, following one-weekend-only theater expansions. Wonder Woman, improving from 16th to 12th place, just barely misses out on what would have been an impressive 10th weekend in the box office top 10.


Monday’s Weekend Actuals for Friday, August 25 – Sunday, August 27, 2017:

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 The Hitman’s Bodyguard $10,262,619 -52% 3,377 0 $3,039 $39,826,623 2 Lionsgate / Summit
2 Annabelle: Creation $7,681,158 -51% 3,565 23 $2,155 $78,211,542 3 Warner Bros. / New Line
3 Leap! $4,730,038 2,575 $1,837 $4,730,038 1 The Weinstein Company
4 Wind River $4,600,976 55% 2,095 1401 $2,196 $10,116,589 4 The Weinstein Company
5 Logan Lucky $4,241,548 -44% 3,031 0 $1,399 $14,908,962 2 Bleeker Street
6 Dunkirk $3,948,142 -40% 2,774 -497 $1,423 $172,477,172 6 Warner Bros.
7 Spider-Man: Homecoming $2,820,476 -34% 2,122 -219 $1,329 $318,938,558 8 Sony / Columbia
8 Birth Of The Dragon $2,702,430 1,618 $1,670 $2,702,430 1 OTL Releasing
9 The Emoji Movie $2,508,570 -44% 2,374 -417 $1,057 $76,590,041 5 Sony / Columbia
10 Girls Trip $2,361,435 -40% 1,777 -233 $1,329 $108,166,960 6 Universal
11 The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature $2,315,095 -55% 3,090 -913 $749 $22,549,821 3 Open Road
12 Despicable Me 3 $1,750,380 -16% 2,116 565 $827 $254,603,760 9 Universal
13 The Dark Tower $1,687,471 -55% 2,338 -805 $722 $45,007,046 4 Sony / Columbia
14 Wonder Woman $1,675,201 53% 2,210 1407 $758 $406,193,262 13 Warner Bros.
15 Kidnap $1,502,453 -49% 1,693 -652 $887 $27,171,791 4 Aviron Pictures
16 The Glass Castle $1,388,562 -46% 1,298 -163 $1,070 $12,500,415 3 LionsgateLionsgate
17 Baby Driver $1,207,442 41% 1,757 1074 $687 $103,346,388 9 Sony / TriStar
18 War for the Planet of the Apes $913,199 -55% 1,114 -494 $820 $142,787,094 7 Fox

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 All Saints $1,514,278 846 $1,790 $1,514,278 1 Sony Pictures
2 Atomic Blonde $859,195 -61% 989 -639 $869 $49,029,630 5 Focus Features
3 Ingrid Goes West $782,988 193% 647 621 $1,210 $1,322,738 3 Neon
4 The Big Sick $730,631 -27% 706 88 $1,035 $39,212,024 10 Lionsgate
5 Good Time $581,403 251% 721 701 $806 $999,867 3 A24
6 Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D $552,773 371 $1,490 $552,773 1 Distrib Films
7 Detroit $252,975 -70% 525 -903 $482 $16,174,661 5 Annapurna Pictures
8 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets $248,339 -37% 318 -147 $781 $39,687,685 6 EuropaCorp/STXfilms
9 A Gentleman $191,530 135 $1,419 $191,530 1 FIP
10 The Only Living Boy In New York $180,679 110% 289 223 $625 $390,908 3 Roadside Attractions / Amazon Studios
11 Cars 3 $168,443 -32% 214 -33 $787 $149,065,597 11 Disney
12 Menashe $162,736 -25% 103 17 $1,580 $963,819 5 A24
13 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales $129,932 -30% 165 -19 $787 $172,026,581 14 Disney
14 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 $118,152 -37% 299 104 $395 $389,386,420 17 Disney
15 47 Meters Down $117,980 -29% 312 166 $378 $43,754,544 11 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
16 Captain Underpants $94,771 2% 217 60 $437 $73,479,393 13 Fox / DreamWorks Animation
17 An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power $83,951 -75% 127 -387 $661 $3,329,343 5 Paramount
18 Step $67,113 -67% 118 -188 $569 $973,703 4 Fox Searchlight

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 A Taxi Driver $136,929 -47% 36 -5 $3,804 $1,140,496 3 Well Go USA
2 The Trip to Spain $122,085 90% 54 35 $2,261 $272,338 3 IFC Films
3 Patti Cake$ $102,258 51% 59 45 $1,733 $194,652 2 Fox Searchlight
4 Wolf Warrior 2 $93,339 -52% 39 -11 $2,393 $2,539,306 5 The H Collective
5 Maudie $85,617 -22% 96 -28 $892 $5,775,577 11 Sony Pictures Classics
6 Gook $71,111 163% 24 22 $2,963 $105,145 2 Samuel Goldwyn Films
7 Columbus $63,843 50% 22 10 $2,902 $237,890 4 Sundance Institute’s Creative Distribution Fellowship
8 Wish Upon $48,273 46% 67 23 $720 $14,110,745 7 Broad Green Pictures
9 The House (2017) $47,153 -47% 95 -43 $496 $25,563,273 9 Warner Bros. / New Line
10 Beach Rats $46,451 3 $15,484 $46,451 1 Neon
11 The Midwife $36,056 -9% 34 -5 $1,060 $465,246 6 Music Box Films
12 Megan Leavey $32,790 -20% 52 -7 $631 $13,164,582 12 Bleeker Street
13 Crown Heights $30,944 3% 10 7 $3,094 $61,117 2 IFC Films
14 Brigsby Bear $30,640 -78% 95 -313 $323 $459,295 5 Sony Pictures Classics
15 The Adventurers $27,184 -60% 11 -6 $2,471 $134,073 2 Well Go USA
16 Marjorie Prime $24,013 16% 10 4 $2,401 $54,903 2 FilmRise Releasing
17 The Battleship Island $23,928 -55% 22 0 $1,088 $1,104,957 5 CJ Entertainment
18 The Little Hours $21,408 -36% 26 -13 $823 $1,550,538 9 Gunpowder & Sky
19 Lost in Paris $19,798 22% 17 -1 $1,165 $536,443 11 Oscilloscope Laboratories
20 Whose Streets? $19,244 -24% 37 10 $520 $123,618 3 Magnolia Pictures
21 Lady Macbeth $17,739 -51% 41 -45 $433 $1,050,998 7 Roadside Attractions
22 Landline $16,399 -65% 32 -31 $512 $897,212 6 Magnolia Pictures
23 Rough Night $14,888 -55% 59 -18 $252 $22,092,592 11 Sony
24 The Fencer $13,943 194% 5 1 $2,789 $39,726 6 CFI Releasing
25 The Hero $13,583 -11% 37 -1 $367 $4,021,833 12 The Orchard
26 Polina $12,588 2 $6,294 $12,588 1 Oscilloscope Laboratories
27 The Boss Baby $11,539 -34% 97 -12 $119 $174,940,107 22 Fox / DreamWorks Animation
28 Beatriz at Dinner $10,260 -38% 19 -6 $540 $7,032,466 12 Roadside Attractions
29 Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World $10,160 108% 10 3 $1,016 $88,420 5 Kino Lorber
30 Once Upon A Time $10,054 -83% 8 -36 $1,257 $464,984 3 Well Go USA Entertainment
31 A Ghost Story $9,357 -59% 21 -18 $446 $1,544,924 8 A24
32 Lemon $8,668 46% 13 11 $667 $16,698 2 Magnolia
33 Alien: Covenant $6,370 14% 29 -9 $220 $74,255,908 15 Fox
34 We Love You, Sally Carmichael! $5,595 -26% 10 0 $560 $91,951 4 Purdie Distribution
35 Sidemen: Long Road to Glory $5,180 -15% 3 2 $1,727 $13,727 2 Abramorama
36 Legend of the Naga Pearls $5,122 4 $1,281 $5,122 1 Well Go USA Entertainment
37 The Villainess $4,238 2 $2,119 $4,238 1 Well Go USA Entertainment
38 It Comes At Night $4,118 96% 7 4 $588 $13,882,461 12 A24
39 The Nile Hilton Incident $3,905 -31% 2 0 $1,953 $27,881 3 Strand Releasing
40 From The Land Of The Moon $3,313 -19% 6 -1 $552 $45,457 5 IFC Films
41 Donnie Darko (15th Anniversary Re-Release) $3,081 1 $3,081 $205,796 22 Arrow Films
42 Love, Kennedy $2,997 -36% 9 -1 $333 $383,669 13 Purdie Distribution
43 False Confessions $2,371 299% 3 1 $790 $27,534 7 Big World Pictures
44 Paris Can Wait $2,203 -65% 8 -5 $275 $5,608,745 16 Sony Pictures Classics
45 The Exception $1,988 -1% 13 11 $153 $707,952 13 A24
46 KEDi $1,960 4 $490 $2,807,328 29 Oscilloscope Laboratories
47 The Wound $1,898 -35% 1 0 $1,898 $23,857 2 Kino Lorber
48 Served Like a Girl $1,844 4 $461 $1,844 1 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
49 Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk $1,386 -13% 2 -1 $693 $32,549 5 Abramorama
50 Dawson City: Frozen Time $1,366 3% 4 -1 $342 $111,619 12 Kino Lorber Films
51 City of Ghosts $1,334 11% 9 -3 $148 $124,490 8 IFC Films / Amazon
52 Slack Bay $1,209 -49% 2 0 $605 $106,920 19 Kino Lorber Films
53 Il Boom $574 2 $287 $43,470 11 Rialto Pictures
54 13 Minutes $554 -90% 2 -15 $277 $147,315 9 Sony Pictures Classics
55 Moka $536 80% 2 1 $268 $118,813 11 Film Movement
56 I Am The Blues $535 -42% 1 -2 $535 $24,787 7 Film Movement
57 Like Crazy $440 1 $440 $107,362 17 Strand Releasing
58 Hidden Figures $350 40% 1 0 $350 $169,379,046 36 Fox
59 Clash $334 1 $334 $17,194 1 Kino Lorber
60 Red Christmas $280 1 $280 $280 1 Artsploitation
61 After Love $222 -49% 1 0 $222 $2,740 3 Distrib Films
62 The Untamed $159 -63% 1 0 $159 $24,032 6 Strand Releasing
63 Person to Person $123 -95% 2 -3 $62 $45,086 5 Magnolia Pictures
64 The Ornithologist $98 21% 1 0 $98 $46,331 10 Strand Releasing
65 Pop Aye $75 -95% 2 -3 $38 $62,363 9 Kino Lorber

Sunday’s Studio Weekend Estimates for Friday, August 25 – Sunday, August 27, 2017:

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 The Hitman’s Bodyguard $10,050,000 -53% 3,377 0 $2,976 $39,614,004 2 Lionsgate / Summit
2 Annabelle: Creation $7,350,000 -53% 3,565 23 $2,062 $77,880,384 3 Warner Bros. / New Line
3 Leap! $5,015,500 2,575 $1,948 $5,015,500 1 The Weinstein Company
4 Wind River $4,410,610 48% 2,095 1401 $2,105 $9,926,223 4 The Weinstein Company
5 Logan Lucky $4,366,894 -43% 3,031 0 $1,441 $15,034,308 2 Bleeker Street
6 Dunkirk $3,950,000 -40% 2,774 -497 $1,424 $172,479,030 6 Warner Bros.
7 Spider-Man: Homecoming $2,725,000 -36% 2,122 -219 $1,284 $318,843,082 8 Sony / Columbia
8 Birth Of The Dragon $2,501,100 1,618 $1,546 $2,501,100 1 OTL Releasing
9 The Emoji Movie $2,350,000 -47% 2,374 -417 $990 $76,431,471 5 Sony / Columbia
10 Girls Trip $2,266,745 -42% 1,777 -233 $1,276 $108,072,270 6 Universal
11 The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature $2,208,876 -57% 3,090 -913 $715 $22,443,602 3 Open Road
12 Wonder Woman $1,685,000 54% 2,210 1407 $762 $406,203,061 13 Warner Bros.
13 Despicable Me 3 $1,633,375 -21% 2,116 565 $772 $254,486,755 9 Universal
14 The Dark Tower $1,615,000 -57% 2,338 -805 $691 $44,934,575 4 Sony / Columbia
15 Kidnap $1,505,000 -49% 1,693 -652 $889 $27,174,338 4 Aviron Pictures
16 The Glass Castle $1,375,000 -46% 1,298 -163 $1,059 $12,486,853 3 LionsgateLionsgate
17 Baby Driver $1,150,000 34% 1,757 1074 $655 $103,288,946 9 Sony / TriStar
18 War for the Planet of the Apes $880,000 -56% 1,114 -494 $790 $142,753,895 7 Fox

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 All Saints $1,550,000 846 $1,832 $1,550,000 1 Sony Pictures
2 Atomic Blonde $861,875 -60% 989 -639 $871 $49,032,310 5 Focus Features
3 Ingrid Goes West $781,750 192% 647 621 $1,208 $1,321,500 3 Neon
4 The Big Sick $745,000 -26% 706 88 $1,055 $39,226,393 10 Lionsgate
5 Good Time $610,890 269% 721 701 $847 $1,029,354 3 A24
6 Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D $582,300 386 $1,509 $582,300 1 Distrib Films
7 Detroit $231,000 -73% 525 -903 $440 $16,152,686 5 Annapurna Pictures
8 A Gentleman $195,000 135 $1,444 $195,000 1 FIP
9 Cars 3 $192,000 -23% 214 -33 $897 $149,089,154 11 Disney
10 The Only Living Boy In New York $175,627 104% 289 223 $608 $385,856 3 Roadside Attractions / Amazon Studios
11 Menashe $172,510 -20% 103 17 $1,675 $973,593 5 A24
12 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales $129,000 -30% 165 -19 $782 $172,025,649 14 Disney
13 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 $117,000 -38% 299 104 $391 $389,385,268 17 Disney
14 47 Meters Down $115,000 -31% 307 161 $375 $43,751,564 11 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
15 An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power $80,000 -76% 127 -387 $630 $3,325,392 5 Paramount
16 Step $66,000 -68% 118 -188 $559 $972,590 4 Fox Searchlight

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 The Trip to Spain $132,048 105% 56 37 $2,358 $283,482 3 IFC Films
2 Patti Cake$ $105,000 55% 59 45 $1,780 $197,394 2 Fox Searchlight
3 Maudie $91,051 -17% 96 -28 $948 $5,781,011 11 Sony Pictures Classics
4 Gook $75,734 180% 24 22 $3,156 $109,768 2 Samuel Goldwyn Films
5 Columbus $68,680 62% 22 10 $3,122 $242,727 4 Sundance Institute’s Creative Distribution Fellowship
6 Beach Rats $45,008 3 $15,003 $45,008 1 Neon
7 Crown Heights $32,800 9% 10 7 $3,280 $69,790 2 IFC Films
8 Brigsby Bear $30,118 -79% 94 -314 $320 $458,773 5 Sony Pictures Classics
9 Marjorie Prime $23,000 11% 10 4 $2,300 $53,890 2 FilmRise Releasing
10 The Little Hours $21,408 -36% 26 -13 $823 $1,550,538 9 Gunpowder & Sky
11 Lady Macbeth $19,650 -46% 41 -45 $479 $1,052,909 7 Roadside Attractions
12 Lost in Paris $19,000 17% 16 -2 $1,188 $535,645 11 Oscilloscope Laboratories
13 The Hero $15,498 2% 37 -1 $419 $4,023,748 12 The Orchard
14 Polina $13,250 2 $6,625 $13,250 1 Oscilloscope Laboratories
15 The Fencer $11,874 150% 5 1 $2,375 $37,658 6 CFI Releasing
16 We Love You, Sally Carmichael! $5,625 -25% 10 0 $563 $91,981 4 Purdie Distribution
17 Love, Kennedy $2,840 -40% 8 -2 $355 $383,512 13 Purdie Distribution
18 Served Like a Girl $1,221 4 $305 $1,221 1 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
19 Red Christmas $1,000 1 $1,000 $1,000 1 Artsploitation
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    bhmd60.com September 24, 2017

    As for Hitman’s Bodyguard, it’s domestic cume currently sits just shy of $40 million after ten days in release.

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