As we’ve been tracking the last few weeks, noting that this historically low summer is crawling to its conclusion, this Labor Day weekend came to a close with the worst in 17 years. With the top twelve grossing only $51.5 million the top 5 films stayed exactly the same just the order shifting slightly and no new releases we able to crack the top 20. Let’s take a closer look.
Ryan Reynolds The Hitman’s Bodyguard took the top spot for the third weekend in a row (normally a heady task) with $10.25 million. This is equal to last weekend and the domestic total after the long weekend should be just under $60 million.
WB’s Annabelle: Creation continues its strong run earning another $7.3 million good enough for second place again. The Conjuring series film is floating around the $90 million mark and has now passed it’s predecessor Annabelle in 2014 which earned $84 million domestically. The studio is having a heck of a year and seems poised to continue doing so with the release of It next weekend which is tracking very well.
Wind River and Leap! swapped places this week as the indie thriller starring Jeremy Renner brought in $5.9 million over the weekend and should be close to $20 million after the long weekend is over. The animated feature Leap! dropped down to fourth earning $4.9 million and climbed over $10 million in North America and nearly $100 million worldwide.
Steven Soderbergh’s self-funded heist film Logan Lucky stayed in fifth place making $4.4 million. The star-studded experimental film has climbed over $20 million now domestically.
Next weekend as previously mentioned, we’ll see the release of the hotly anticipated horror film It and Reese Witherspoon’s romantic comedy Home Again. Playing in over 4,000 screens, the Stephen King adaptation, is expected to break the September opening weekend record previous held by Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) which opened to $48 million.
Be sure to check out my 2017 summer wrap-up series where we look at the summer as a whole and a closer look at the winners and losers.