Weekend Box Office Report: 'The Hitman's Body Guard' Protects Top Spot

Weekend Box Office Report: 'The Hitman's Body Guard' Protects Top Spot

Weekend Box Office Report: 'The Hitman's Body Guard' Protects Top Spot

Further dampening a murky summer at the movies, this weekend suffered the worst box office revenue in years.

For many, the weekend's top entertainment option was Saturday night's Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor match.

An already slow August came to a screeching halt at the multiplex, where no major new releases were unveiled.

Hampered by a hurricane and a high-profile boxing match, weekend box-office results in North America were the slowest in almost 16 years, allowing previous leader "The Hitman's Bodyguard" to hold its top spot with an unimpressive $10.1 million take.

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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.

The top 12 combined made $49 million - the lowest amount for those rankings since late September 21-23, 2001, when the box office pulled in $43.5 million. The other new movie in "wide" release was Sony's All Saints, which debuted in 16th place with $1.5 million, earning a horrid $1,832 per-screen average from 846 theaters. "Make no mistake about it, there was little foot traffic in theaters this weekend". "Logan Lucky" will barely have the edge over "Wind River" with almost identical $4 million weekends by end of day Sunday. This year, the summer movie season is definitely going out like a lamb, with last weekend's victor The Hitman's Bodyguard beating out three new movies and a heavily-promoted fight screening in select theaters across the country, to take the top spot with just $10 million. Exceeding all expectations, the screening grossed $2.59 million ($4,884 PTA), enough to land it at the number eight spot ahead of new release Birth of the Dragon ($2.5 million on 1,618 screens).

In fifth place, Steven Soderbergh's Logan Lucky (released theatrically by Bleecker Street) earned $4.3 million, a dip of 42 percent from its debut last week. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

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