If you missed the box office report from last week, this week is looking very similar. This weekend saw the worst box-office earnings in 16 years. Saturday night’s Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight was shown in theaters but is likely a factor in why the box office underperformed, along with a lack of cinematic options.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard added $10.1 million to its box office total, taking the number one spot. Annabelle: Creation held onto second place with $7.4 million, bringing its total to an impressive $77.9 million.
Rounding out the top five included Leap! making $5 million, Wind River pulling in $4.1 million and coming in fifth place was Logan Lucky. Logan Lucky is holding strong but wasn’t the finical success that director Steven Soderbergh was hoping for with his independent film marketing strategy.
Wonder Woman made headlines this week when director James Cameron spoke about the film, calling it a “step backward.” Despite Cameron’s opinion, Wonder Woman was re-released in theaters ahead of its release on digital and Blu-ray, which added $1.7 million to its $806 million worldwide total. Cameron was on a press tour promoting the re-release of Terminator 2. Judgement Day was re-released in select theaters using a 3D format and made $582k.
The next big release will be Andy Muschietti’s IT. IT will be released on September 8th and is likely to boldly kicks off the fall movie season with some high box office returns. Early critic screenings of the film have been overwhelmingly positive.
Source: USA Today