Summer doldrums hit box office

Nick Sanchez
August 29, 2017

Whilst the film dropped in the amount it grossed to the previous weekend due to events such as the McGregor vs Mayweather bout and the devastating storm Harvey, it still managed to gross an estimated $10 million over the weekend. Another factor was the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, which dominated the cultural conversation all week and drew many people away from the cinemas and to the sports bars on Saturday night.

Case in point: "The Hitman's Bodyguard" ― a holdover from last week starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson ― maintained the No. 1 spot with a paltry $10 million.

CREATION has clinched the second spot on the charts, grossing $7.3 million in its third weekend out in theaters.

The only other newcomer beside Leap! in the top-10 is OTL's Birth of the Dragon, which grossed $2.5 million in eighth place.

Bleecker Street's "Logan Lucky", Steven Soderbergh's first film since his self-proclaimed retirement four years ago, also took in $4.4 million.

The Weinstein Co. animated release "Leap!" was one of the few new films to hit theaters.

Distrib Films, meanwhile, earned $582,300 on 386 screens for their post-converted 3D re-release of Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

The newspaper said that Warner Bros. tried to take advantage of the lackluster movie season by re-releasing "Wonder Woman", one of the summer's biggest hits, and it made $1.7 million. There have been similarly slow weekends in recent years, including early September in 2014 and in 2016.

"Creation" for the second week in a row to take the number one spot at the North American box office this weekend, according to estimated figures released Sunday. If Hollywood wants to take a weekend off from releasing new movies, then that's fine. The Weinstein Company also nabbed the fourth position on the chart, with Tyler Sheridan's Wind River expanding to nationwide theaters.

"Logan Lucky" and "Wind River" are now battling it out for fourth place.

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