4-Day Weekend Actuals: ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Three-Peats w/ $13.2M, Box Office Inches Up After Last Weekend’s Historic Lows

Monday Update: After last weekend earned the lowest box office total since a weekend in September 2001, revenues improved a bit this time around.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard led with a $13.2 million extended weekend, when including the Labor Day holiday Monday. It becomes only the third film of the year to lead for three weekends, along with April’s The Fate of the Furious and the January/February Split.

The full table of 4-day weekend actuals is below, after our Sunday update with fuller numbers and analysis. Note: our Sunday update featured the studio estimates for the 3-day weekend through Sunday, not the 4-day weekend through Monday.


Sunday Update: After last weekend earned the lowest box office total since a weekend in September 2001, revenues improved a bit this time around.

The first weekend of September has been the lowest-grossing of the year for the past three years straight. This weekend — the first one of September — appears likely to reverse that losing streak.

The top 12 films came in about 1.5 percent versus last weekend. The overall box office when including all films came in about 8.0 percent higher than last weekend.

That may be surprising, considering there were no new wide releases on Friday to attract audiences, with all wide-release films being holdovers. So how was this improvement accomplished?

The answer: six of the top 10 films actually increased their box office relative to last weekend, a rare occurrence. And even the other four films which declined all fell by less than 10 percent.

Leading the way was Lionsgate’s action comedy The Hitman’s Bodyguard, which leads for the third straight frame with $10.2 million, about even relative to last weekend. It becomes the third film to three-peat in 2017, along with The Fate of the Furious in May and Split in January-February.

(To be fair, unlike those other two films which were box office dynamite, Bodyguard can attribute its longevity more to lackluster competition than to packing cinemas.)

Warner Bros.’ horror Annabelle: Creation took the runner-up spot for the third straight frame behind Bodyguard, declining only 5 percent to $7.3 million. Look for it to drop significantly more next weekend, when horror competitor It comes out.

Weinstein’s drama Wind River expanded its theater count and earned its biggest weekend yet on its fifth frame of release. With $5.8 million, up 27 percent, the film captured third place.

Weinstein also took fourth place with animated title Leap! at $4.8 million, up 3 percent. And Bleecker Street’s comedy Logan Lucky came in fifth place with $4.4 million, up 4 percent.

This means that three of the top five films were by “non-major” studios, a virtually unprecedented phenomenon in modern Hollywood. (It happened last weekend too, as the top seven films from then retain their same rankings this weekend.)

Sony’s 40th anniversary theatrical re-release of the Steven Spielberg sci-fi classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind took in $1.8 million. Weinstein’s historical drama Tulip Fever started with $1.2 million in limited release. And Pantelion’s Spanish-language Hazlo Como Hombre began with $1.1 million.

To be clear, this weekend was hardly a great one at the box office — in fact, quite the opposite. It’s the second-lowest weekend of 2017, and among the lowest of the 21st century. But it certainly avoided some of the dire and dramatic “lowest weekend in decades” projections that some had been predicting.

Fortunately for Hollywood, this September is projected to potentially be the highest-grossing September of all time, adjusted for inflation. Next weekend’s It is tracking to become one of the highest-opening horror films ever, action sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle could improve upon its predecessor’s already-impressive gross, and Lego Ninjago hopes to continue the two previous Lego films’ blockbuster status.

The top 10 films this weekend earned $47.6 million total. That’s about 3.8 percent above last weekend but 28.7 percent behind this same weekend last year, when Don’t Breathe led with $15.8 million. Year to date box office is down 6.2 percent.

Our 4-day estimates will be published here on Monday, followed by 4-day weekend actuals on Tuesday.


4-Day Weekend Actuals for Friday, September 1 – Monday, September 4, 2017:

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 The Hitman’s Bodyguard $13,272,712 29% 3,370 -7 $3,938 $57,966,926 3 Lionsgate / Summit
2 Annabelle: Creation $9,190,416 20% 3,358 -207 $2,737 $90,866,014 4 Warner Bros. / New Line
3 Wind River $7,848,420 71% 2,602 507 $3,016 $20,270,857 5 The Weinstein Company
4 Leap! $6,266,182 32% 2,705 130 $2,317 $12,760,985 2 The Weinstein Company
5 Dunkirk $5,575,033 41% 2,752 -22 $2,026 $180,204,578 7 Warner Bros.
6 Logan Lucky $5,472,129 29% 2,975 -56 $1,839 $22,502,616 3 Bleeker Street
7 Spider-Man: Homecoming $4,719,376 67% 2,036 -86 $2,318 $325,120,922 9 Sony / Columbia
8 The Emoji Movie $3,271,243 30% 2,108 -266 $1,552 $81,147,957 6 Sony / Columbia
9 Despicable Me 3 $3,254,445 86% 2,132 16 $1,526 $258,789,675 10 Universal
10 Girls Trip $2,838,210 20% 1,607 -170 $1,766 $112,097,725 7 Universal
11 The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature $2,791,628 21% 2,651 -439 $1,053 $26,632,132 4 Open Road
12 Wonder Woman $2,518,018 50% 1,838 -372 $1,370 $409,537,039 14 Warner Bros.
13 Cars 3 $2,383,682 1315% 2,445 2231 $975 $151,521,551 12 Disney
14 Birth Of The Dragon $2,219,025 -18% 1,633 15 $1,359 $5,876,845 2 OTL Releasing
15 Kidnap $2,026,624 35% 1,689 -4 $1,200 $29,769,491 5 Aviron Pictures
16 The Dark Tower $1,993,993 18% 1,820 -518 $1,096 $47,825,887 5 Sony / Columbia
17 Baby Driver $1,788,016 48% 1,463 -294 $1,222 $105,843,272 10 Sony / TriStar
18 The Glass Castle $1,779,306 28% 1,360 62 $1,308 $15,129,065 4 LionsgateLionsgate
19 The Big Sick $1,753,359 140% 1,270 564 $1,381 $41,308,818 11 Lionsgate
20 War for the Planet of the Apes $1,422,067 56% 1,041 -73 $1,366 $144,676,830 8 Fox

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (re-release) $2,220,957 901 $2,465 $2,220,957 1 Sony
2 All Saints $1,637,329 8% 846 0 $1,935 $3,834,252 2 Sony Pictures
3 Hazlo Como Hombre $1,442,866 382 $3,777 $1,442,866 1 Lionsgate / Pantelion
4 Tulip Fever $1,394,628 765 $1,823 $1,394,628 1 Weinstein Company
5 Atomic Blonde $1,082,345 26% 741 -248 $1,461 $50,563,725 6 Focus Features
6 Ingrid Goes West $747,338 -5% 625 -22 $1,196 $2,457,483 4 Neon
7 Good Time $399,041 -31% 635 -86 $628 $1,712,645 4 A24
8 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets $321,704 30% 280 -38 $1,149 $40,148,458 7 EuropaCorp/STXfilms
9 Patti Cake$ $308,390 202% 295 236 $1,045 $596,666 3 Fox Searchlight
10 47 Meters Down $274,293 132% 430 118 $638 $44,068,755 12 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
11 The Trip to Spain $269,944 121% 130 76 $2,076 $593,603 4 IFC Films
12 Detroit $264,911 5% 331 -194 $800 $16,587,826 6 Annapurna Pictures
13 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 $253,512 115% 196 -103 $1,293 $389,682,717 18 Disney
14 Menashe $248,654 53% 126 23 $1,973 $1,297,628 6 A24
15 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales $242,315 86% 186 21 $1,303 $172,325,381 15 Disney
16 I Do… Until I Don’t $234,259 165 $1,420 $234,259 1 The Film Arcade
17 Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D $221,048 -60% 288 -83 $768 $974,860 2 Distrib Films
18 Megan Leavey $180,186 450% 383 331 $470 $13,359,424 13 Bleeker Street
19 Captain Underpants $168,996 78% 144 -73 $1,174 $73,688,749 14 Fox / DreamWorks Animation
20 Valley Of Bones $134,076 300 $447 $134,076 1 Smith Global Media
21 Maudie $112,813 32% 106 10 $1,064 $5,940,521 12 Sony Pictures Classics
22 A Gentleman $106,686 -44% 130 -5 $821 $381,761 2 FIP
23 The Only Living Boy In New York $81,713 -55% 135 -154 $605 $578,255 4 Roadside Attractions / Amazon Studios

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Shubh Mangal Savdhan $325,172 80 $4,065 $325,172 1 Eros International
2 A Taxi Driver $154,522 13% 31 -5 $4,985 $1,381,970 4 Well Go USA
3 Columbus $138,736 117% 29 7 $4,784 $407,666 5 Sundance Institute’s Creative Distribution Fellowship
4 An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power $78,346 -7% 80 -47 $979 $3,473,297 6 Paramount
5 Crown Heights $77,027 149% 54 44 $1,426 $160,927 3 IFC Films
6 Wolf Warrior 2 $65,659 -30% 24 -15 $2,736 $2,668,615 6 The H Collective
7 Viceroy’s House $59,554 4 $14,889 $59,554 1 IFC Films
8 Gook $55,410 -22% 27 3 $2,052 $189,768 3 Samuel Goldwyn Films
9 Beach Rats $54,989 18% 8 5 $6,874 $123,816 2 Neon
10 Step $53,070 -21% 42 -76 $1,264 $1,069,669 5 Fox Searchlight
11 Lost in Paris $37,763 91% 19 2 $1,988 $584,879 12 Oscilloscope Laboratories
12 Marjorie Prime $32,768 36% 12 2 $2,731 $98,782 3 FilmRise Releasing
13 Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World $27,461 170% 16 6 $1,716 $124,781 6 Kino Lorber
14 Polina $25,477 102% 4 2 $6,369 $47,103 2 Oscilloscope Laboratories
15 Brigsby Bear $23,120 -25% 36 -59 $642 $501,876 6 Sony Pictures Classics
16 The Adventurers $21,752 -20% 4 -7 $5,438 $178,243 3 Well Go USA
17 The Hero $18,920 38% 37 0 $511 $4,051,850 13 The Orchard
18 The Fencer $18,326 31% 7 2 $2,618 $64,637 7 CFI Releasing
19 The Teacher $15,091 15 $1,006 $18,457 1 Film Movement
20 The Nile Hilton Incident $15,022 285% 6 4 $2,504 $45,820 4 Strand Releasing
21 Dolores $14,809 1 $14,809 $14,809 1 PBS Distribution
22 Whose Streets? $14,587 -24% 24 -13 $608 $150,384 4 Magnolia Pictures
23 The Boss Baby $14,344 24% 90 -7 $159 $174,966,648 23 Fox / DreamWorks Animation
24 Landline $14,149 -14% 24 -8 $590 $919,997 7 Magnolia Pictures
25 Heat and Dust (2017 re-release) $13,953 4 $3,488 $13,953 1 Cohen Media Group
26 It Comes At Night $13,927 238% 10 3 $1,393 $13,897,266 13 A24
27 A Ghost Story $13,843 48% 15 -6 $923 $1,566,452 9 A24
28 Lady Macbeth $13,162 -26% 28 -13 $470 $1,079,673 8 Roadside Attractions
29 Beatriz at Dinner $11,976 18% 24 5 $499 $7,051,644 13 Roadside Attractions
30 We Love You, Sally Carmichael! $9,588 71% 11 1 $872 $20,243 5 Purdie Distribution
31 Once Upon A Time $7,134 -29% 5 -3 $1,427 $482,127 4 Well Go USA Entertainment
32 Love, Kennedy $6,728 124% 10 1 $673 $393,065 14 Purdie Distribution
33 Stalker $5,897 988% 2 1 $2,949 $269,881 18 Janus
34 Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk $5,280 281% 3 1 $1,760 $42,487 6 Abramorama
35 Sidemen: Long Road to Glory $5,060 -2% 3 0 $1,687 $20,592 3 Abramorama
36 The Vault $4,908 11 $446 $4,908 1 FilmRise
37 The Women’s Balcony $4,900 -45% 5 -3 $980 $0 27 Menemsha Films
38 The Villainess $4,452 5% 3 1 $1,484 $11,961 2 Well Go USA Entertainment
39 Lemon $3,999 -54% 9 -4 $444 $23,199 3 Magnolia
40 Moka $3,681 587% 4 2 $920 $122,927 12 Film Movement
41 A Boy Called Po $3,435 10 $344 $3,435 1 Entertainment Studios Motion PicturesFreestyle Digital Media
42 Letters from Baghdad $3,205 -60% 4 -1 $801 $332,228 14 Vitagraph Films
43 Dawson City: Frozen Time $3,057 124% 3 -1 $1,019 $117,406 13 Kino Lorber Films
44 Served Like a Girl $3,015 64% 6 2 $503 $7,097 2 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
45 Dalida $2,917 1 $2,917 $2,917 1 Under The Milky Way
46 Legend of the Naga Pearls $2,883 -44% 2 -2 $1,442 $12,995 2 Well Go USA Entertainment
47 Il Boom $2,802 388% 1 -1 $2,802 $46,272 12 Rialto Pictures
48 Le Trou $2,483 1 $2,483 $27,369 10 Rialto Pictures
49 The Ornithologist $2,176 2120% 1 0 $2,176 $48,546 11 Strand Releasing
50 Donnie Darko (15th Anniversary Re-Release) $2,175 -29% 3 2 $725 $207,971 23 Arrow Films
51 City of Ghosts $1,818 36% 6 -3 $303 $127,541 9 IFC Films / Amazon
52 Paris Can Wait $1,788 -19% 6 -2 $298 $5,612,500 17 Sony Pictures Classics
53 Slack Bay $1,657 37% 2 0 $829 $109,694 20 Kino Lorber Films
54 The Girl Without Hands $1,532 28% 5 0 $306 $17,542 7 GKIDS
55 Person to Person $1,279 940% 4 2 $320 $46,502 6 Magnolia Pictures
56 Leon Morin, Priest (2017 re-release) $725 1 $725 $43,761 17 Rialto Pictures
57 The Untamed $596 275% 1 0 $596 $25,036 7 Strand Releasing
58 Red Christmas $506 81% 3 2 $169 $879 2 Artsploitation
59 False Confessions $484 -80% 3 0 $161 $29,171 8 Big World Pictures
60 L’Important C’est D’Aimer (2017 re-release) $227 1 $227 $16,976 8 Rialto Pictures
61 I Am The Blues $85 -84% 1 0 $85 $25,421 8 Film 

Studio 3-Day Weekend Estimates for Friday, September 1 – Sunday, September 3, 2017:

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 The Hitman’s Bodyguard $10,250,000 0% 3,370 -7 $3,042 $54,944,214 3 Lionsgate / Summit
2 Annabelle: Creation $7,300,000 -5% 3,358 -207 $2,174 $88,975,598 4 Warner Bros. / New Line
3 Wind River $5,863,074 27% 2,602 507 $2,253 $18,285,511 5 The Weinstein Company
4 Leap! $4,886,923 3% 2,705 130 $1,807 $11,381,726 2 The Weinstein Company
5 Logan Lucky $4,421,125 4% 2,975 -56 $1,486 $21,451,612 3 Bleeker Street
6 Dunkirk $4,125,000 4% 2,752 -22 $1,499 $178,754,545 7 Warner Bros.
7 Spider-Man: Homecoming $3,650,000 29% 2,036 -86 $1,793 $324,051,546 9 Sony / Columbia
8 The Emoji Movie $2,450,000 -2% 2,108 -266 $1,162 $80,326,714 6 Sony / Columbia
9 Despicable Me 3 $2,360,175 35% 2,132 16 $1,107 $257,895,405 10 Universal
10 Girls Trip $2,322,430 -2% 1,607 -170 $1,445 $111,581,945 7 Universal
11 The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature $2,014,972 -13% 2,651 -439 $760 $25,855,476 4 Open Road
12 Wonder Woman $1,920,000 15% 1,808 -402 $1,062 $408,939,021 14 Warner Bros.
13 Birth Of The Dragon $1,755,370 -35% 1,633 15 $1,075 $5,413,190 2 OTL Releasing
14 Cars 3 $1,709,000 915% 2,445 2231 $699 $150,846,869 12 Disney
15 Kidnap $1,605,000 7% 1,689 -4 $950 $29,347,867 5 Aviron Pictures
16 The Dark Tower $1,600,000 -5% 1,820 -518 $879 $47,431,894 5 Sony / Columbia
17 Baby Driver $1,475,000 22% 1,463 -294 $1,008 $105,530,256 10 Sony / TriStar
18 The Glass Castle $1,400,000 1% 1,360 62 $1,029 $14,749,759 4 LionsgateLionsgate
19 The Big Sick $1,375,000 88% 1,270 564 $1,083 $40,930,459 11 Lionsgate

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (re-release) $1,800,000 901 $1,998 $1,800,000 1 Sony
2 All Saints $1,275,000 -16% 846 0 $1,507 $3,471,923 2 Sony Pictures
3 Tulip Fever $1,214,602 765 $1,588 $1,214,602 1 Weinstein Company
4 Hazlo Como Hombre $1,125,000 382 $2,945 $1,125,000 1 Lionsgate / Pantelion
5 War for the Planet of the Apes $1,000,000 10% 961 -153 $1,041 $144,254,763 8 Fox
6 Atomic Blonde $887,145 3% 741 -248 $1,197 $50,368,525 6 Focus Features
7 Ingrid Goes West $605,353 -23% 625 -22 $969 $2,315,498 4 Neon
8 Good Time $312,039 -46% 635 -86 $491 $1,625,643 4 A24
9 Patti Cake$ $250,000 144% 295 236 $847 $538,276 3 Fox Searchlight
10 The Trip to Spain $224,000 83% 140 86 $1,600 $545,843 4 IFC Films
11 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales $210,000 62% 186 21 $1,129 $172,293,066 15 Disney
12 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 $210,000 78% 196 -103 $1,071 $389,639,205 18 Disney
13 47 Meters Down $209,000 77% 430 118 $486 $44,003,462 12 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
14 Menashe $201,802 24% 126 23 $1,602 $1,250,776 6 A24
15 Detroit $198,000 -22% 331 -194 $598 $16,520,915 6 Annapurna Pictures
16 I Do… Until I Don’t $177,692 165 $1,077 $177,692 1 The Film Arcade
17 Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D $166,688 -70% 288 -83 $579 $920,500 2 Distrib Films
18 Valley Of Bones $101,962 300 $340 $101,962 1 Smith Global Media
19 A Gentleman $90,000 -53% 130 -5 $692 $365,075 2 FIP
20 Maudie $82,129 -4% 106 10 $775 $5,909,837 12 Sony Pictures Classics
21 The Only Living Boy In New York $59,290 -67% 135 -154 $439 $555,832 4 Roadside Attractions / Amazon Studios

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Columbus $106,070 66% 29 7 $3,658 $106,070 5 Sundance Institute’s Creative Distribution Fellowship
2 Crown Heights $63,250 104% 55 45 $1,150 $147,150 3 IFC Films
3 An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power $57,000 -32% 80 -47 $713 $3,451,951 6 Paramount
4 Gook $46,244 -35% 27 3 $1,713 $180,602 3 Samuel Goldwyn Films
5 Viceroy’s House $44,736 4 $11,184 $44,736 1 IFC Films
6 Beach Rats $44,607 -4% 8 5 $5,576 $113,434 2 Neon
7 Marjorie Prime $25,000 4% 12 2 $2,083 $91,490 3 FilmRise Releasing
8 The Little Hours $24,350 14% 20 -6 $1,218 $24,350 10 Gunpowder & Sky
9 Lost in Paris $24,000 21% 18 1 $1,333 $571,116 12 Oscilloscope Laboratories
10 Polina $22,000 75% 4 2 $5,500 $43,626 2 Oscilloscope Laboratories
11 Dolores $14,125 0 $14,125 1 PBS Distribution
12 We Love You, Sally Carmichael! $5,531 -1% 11 1 $503 $15,598 5 Purdie Distribution
13 The Vault $4,700 11 $427 $4,700 1 FilmRise
14 Love, Kennedy $3,914 31% 10 1 $391 $390,251 14 Purdie Distribution
15 Served Like a Girl $1,960 6% 6 2 $327 $6,042 2 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
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    cathelotte September 04, 2017

    No results for Marvel’s INHUMANS pilot in IMAX ?

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