Box Office Results - 'The Hitman's Bodyguard' and 'Logan Lucky'
As the summer winds down, so does the caliber of movies being released. This weekend was no exception, though The Hitman's Bodyguard did perform a bit better than I was expecting. Stephen Soderbergh also made his return after a short hiatus with Logan Lucky, a critically-lauded movie that barely made a financial impression this weekend.
The Hitman's Bodyguard (Lionsgate)
Box Office: $21 million
I honestly though this film was a lock for a $14-15 million total, judging by just how poorly comedies have performed this summer, save for the massive hit, Girls Trip. I was pleasantly surprised that Bodyguard actually managed to have a pretty good opening weekend with around $21 million. Obviously, that's not a huge total, but when you consider that the film cost a reasonable $29 million to produce, it really shouldn't have much trouble earning it's money back. With not much coming out in the coming weeks save for Stephen King's It, this should rack up a good multiplier. My guess is that The Hitman's Bodyguard makes around $60 million by the time it's left theaters, thus doubling its budget.
Logan Lucky (Bleecker Street)
Box Office: $7.6 million
Logan Lucky, the well reviewed film from the ever-reliable Stephen Soderbergh stalled out at $7.6 million. It's a shame too, because while I haven't seen the film, I've heard it's a great one. Well, at least Baby Driver was a big hit. In the long run, I see word-of-mouth carrying this film to around $25 million, which isn't great when you consider the film cost $30 million to make. Let's hope it manages to make more money elsewhere.
The Top Ten
1. The Hitman's Bodyguard - $21 million (NEW) $21 million
2. Annabelle: Creation -$15.6 million (-55.4%) $64 million
3. Logan Lucky - $7.6 million (NEW) $7.6 million
4. Dunkirk - $6.6 million (-39%) $165 million
5. The Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature - $5 million (-39%) $17.6 million
6. The Emoji Movie - $4.4 million (-31%) $72 million
7. Spider-man: Homecoming - $4.3 million (-29%) $314 million
8. Girls Trip - $3.9 million (-40%) $104 million
9. The Dark Tower - $3.8 million (-52%) $41.6 million
10. Wind River - $3 million (NEW) $3 million
Source: Box Office Mojo