Weekend Forecast: ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Set for Likely Third Win Over Labor Day Frame; Limited Releases to Debut Softly

Due to the lack of true wide releases over the upcoming Labor Day weekend, this week’s edition of the Weekend Forecast will be quite brief. Check out the chart below for what to expect from key films over the upcoming end-of-summer frame.

Note: The only confirmed theater locations as of this article’s publishing are for limited releases Close Encounters (estimated 700), Tulip Fever (estimated 600), and Hazlo Como Hombre (estimated 370). The former two are expected to debut outside the top ten with between $1 million and $2 million each over the four-day frame.

The 4-Day Weekend Forecast:

Title Distributor Weekend Domestic Total through Monday, September 4 % Change
The Hitman’s Bodyguard Lionsgate/Summit $9,240,000 $53,360,000 -10%
Annabelle: Creation Warner Bros. (New Line) $6,910,000 $88,420,000 -10%
Wind River Weinstein Company $5,520,000 $17,550,000 20%
Dunkirk Warner Bros. $4,740,000 $179,030,000 20%
Leap! Weinstein Company $4,730,000 $10,950,000 0%
Logan Lucky Bleecker Street $4,030,000 $20,750,000 -5%
Spider-Man: Homecoming Sony / Columbia $3,470,000 $323,640,000 23%
Hazlo Como Hombre Pantelion $3,000,000 $3,000,000 NEW
The Emoji Movie Sony / Columbia $2,880,000 $80,590,000 15%
Girls Trip Universal $2,480,000 $111,590,000 5%

Shawn Robbins and Alex Edghill contributed to this report.

Boxoffice Staff

16 Comments

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    J August 31, 2017

    Yawn. Except for the fact that Dunkirk is going to make more this weekend than last weekend. By the way, Dunkirk is a masterpiece and I will gladly admit that it’s way better than Pirates 5. But it’s not better than Pirates 1.

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      Gustavo August 31, 2017

      What a bunch of non sequiturs.

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        J September 01, 2017

        Thank you. But since you replied, I guess my random statements got the conversation going.

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        Jacen September 01, 2017

        You need to realize that he’s a Pirates nerd–all things must be compared to Pirates, and Pirates must be foisted into the conversation regardless of subject. That said, I agree with him that Pirates 1 is better than Dunkirk, but only because I thought that Dunkirk was merely good, Nolan’s first worthwhile film since The Dark Knight.

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          J September 02, 2017

          Don’t worry, Pirates will fade from my mind pretty soon. The fifth one wasn’t anything to write home about.

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          Gustavo September 02, 2017

          Huh? Dunkirk doesn’t hold a candle to either Inception or Interstellar, not even TDKR.

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            Jacen September 02, 2017

            You’re right about Inception. I forgot that it was a 2010 release and for some reason was thinking it was before Dark Knight–a real screwup for me since Inception is probably my favorite Nolan film. So I’ll say that Dunkirk is better than Interstellar and TDKR. (I can’t go into detail as to why I disliked both of those films because it would require a pair of essays, and that’s not really what this forum is for.)

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            J September 03, 2017

            Lol you think TDKR is better than Dunkirk…

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    Jubjub August 31, 2017

    Yikes! Thankfully, September looms to break records, potentially week after week. So at least there’s that.

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      Austin August 31, 2017

      That’s not saying too much about these holdovers because the movies that release in September have to save the BO all by themselves. Therefore, I think it will still be a rather slow month overall and the new releases will all mostly drop over 50%, but indeed, records will be set, and I think that undeniably, IT will be the biggest movie of the month. First though, we have to drag through this week…ugh.

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    Shellyman August 31, 2017

    Wow, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Dunkirk been out more than a month, and they are still in the top 10. LOL! Great legs for both movies.

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      Ian August 31, 2017

      GO Spidey

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      Orlando August 31, 2017

      True. This will be “Homecoming’s” 9th week in the Top 10 tying it with “Wonder Woman” for the most weeks of any film in the top 10 this summer. It could likely end up staying in the Top 10 for 1-3 more weeks before it finally drops out, “Dunkirk” should definitely enjoy a few more weeks in the top 10 as well.

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        Shellyman August 31, 2017

        Yeah, I would give it another week because IT and Lego Ninjago will probably give this movie a big drop.

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      Roo August 31, 2017

      Also looks like it has a shot to beat BvS as well as SS easily.

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    Roger Paulson September 02, 2017

    Worst August – September release schedule in years!! Is the creativity all going to Net Flix and Amazon? Do the studios have any new ideas for the big screen?

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