Friday Box Office Analysis

By Tim Briody

August 19, 2017

I imagine this is what it's like to be with Ryan Reynolds all the time.

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With the power of its leads, The Hitman's Bodyguard opens relatively well, saving a lazy August box office weekend.

The Hitman's Bodyguard

The action buddy comedy takes Friday pretty easily with $8 million. That’s ahead of most estimates and should prevent this weekend from being the worst weekend of box office in a long time. That’s next weekend. Despite the appeal of Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, their box office performances are wildly hit and miss. This ends up being a small positive for both of them, as it earns about $20 million for the weekend.


Logan Lucky

Steven Soderbergh’s return to directing (this is his first feature film since 2013’s Side Effects) is not a triumphant one; despite strong reviews, it only earned $2.8 million on Friday, which is still enough for third place on the day. The heist film is looking at a disappointing $7 million for the weekend.

Annabelle: Creation

Last weekend’s winner predictably falls 66% to $5 million. The Annabelle sequel has already taken in $53 million on a $15 million budget so they’ll definitely keep making these. This weekend, it’s headed for $14 million.

Projected Estimates for the Top Ten (Three-Day)
Estimated Gross
1 The Hitman's Bodyguard 20.1
2 Annabelle: Creation 14.0
3 Logan Lucky 7.0
4 Dunkirk 6.9
5 The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature 4.5
6 The Emoji Movie 4.4
7 Spider-Man: Homecoming 4.4
8 Girls Trip 3.8
9 The Dark Tower 3.6
10 Wind River 3.1



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