'Hitman's Bodyguard' Maintains Reign as Box Office Numbers Plummet to Worst Weekend Since 2001

The biggest newcomer this weekend is The Weinstein Company's animated comedy 'Leap!', which opens at No. 3 with an estimated $5 million.

AceShowbiz - "The Hitman's Bodyguard" keeps the top spot at North American box office in its second weekend. It took in approximately $10 million or dipped 53|percent| from last week. The number could dip to one-digit mark when the actual numbers are released on Monday. Should this happen, this will be the first weekend in two years to not have a film break double digits over three-day frame, after "War Room" topped the three-day Labor Day weekend with $9.4 million.

"Annabelle: Creation" also stays still at No. 2 with additional $7.4 million, dropping 52.9|percent| from last week. It has now grossed $77.9 million domestically and brought in an estimated $22 million from 61 international markets for a global total of $137.2 million to date.

The biggest newcomer this weekend is The Weinstein Company's animated comedy "Leap!", which debuts at No. 3 with an estimated $5 million. It's a rather disappointing debut for a movie playing in 2,575 theaters. Earning only a 37|percent| fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it fares better among the audiences who gave it an "A" CinemaScore.

The Weinstein Company also claims the fourth place with "Wind River", which rises from No. 10 with an estimated $4.37 million after expanding into a total of 2,095 locations following a limited run. "Logan Lucky" rounds out the top five with approximately $4.7 million.

Overall, the box office revenue this week is the worst in over 15 years. The weekend revenue is estimated at $65 million, making it the lowest since the September 21-23 weekend in 2001, when ticket sales dipped to $59 million in the aftermath of the September 11 terror attacks.

The summer box office has been dropping lately and is now down more than 14|percent| from 2016. With no major, new wide releases until "It" arrives on September 8, things won't improve and could get even worse next weekend.

Top Ten Movies at Weekend Box Office for August 25-27:

  1. "The Hitman's Bodyguard" - $10 million
  2. "Annabelle: Creation" - $7.4 million
  3. "Leap!" - $5 million
  4. "Wind River" - $4.4 million
  5. "Logan Lucky" - $4.37 million
  6. "Dunkirk" - $3.95 million
  7. "Spider-Man: Homecoming" - $2.7 million
  8. "Mayweather vs. McGregor" - $2.6 million
  9. "Birth of the Dragon" - $2.5 million
  10. "The Emoji Movie" - $2.3 million

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