Blade Runner 2049 took the top spot at the box office but it under-performed against even modest predictions for how it would fare and the other new releases did not set the world on fire either.
The top three were insanely close (and things could still change) but IT reclaimed the top spot at the box office as Kingsman fell to third against the new competition of Tom Cruise and American Made.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle took down Pennywise at the box office while Friend Request had the worst opening ever for a movie in over 2,500 theaters.
IT easily stayed on the top of the box office as it rises up the ranks of highest grossing films of 2017 while mainstream audiences outright rejected Darren Aronofsky’s latest, mother!, giving it a rare “F” on the Cinemascore audience survey.
After weeks of historically bad box office earnings, the new IT had a massive opening that was actually the highest ever opening for a horror film and the 2nd highest ever opening for an R rated film.
One of the worst months for summer box office performance in over a decade comes to an end with The Hitman’s Bodyguard again taking the top spot over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
The worst box office performance in over 15 years, The Hitman’s Bodyguard stayed on top for another week but the top 12 combined didn’t even make over $50 million.
August 2017 continues to be one of the slowest months in recent memory but The Hitman’s Bodyguard managed to slightly outpace expectations and take the top spot at the box office over the weekend.
With another slow weekend, Annabelle: Creation took the top spot at the box office, just slightly off from it’s predecessor, while the other new releases had mediocre debuts.
The Dark Tower took the top spot at the box office but it was a fairly low opening during the slowest weekend of the entire summer.