The Hitman’s Bodyguard looked like one of those generic early 2000’s action movies that I would have flocked to see in the theatre 20 years ago. I’ve grown up a little, my tastes have changed; but the actors and filmmakers have not. Fine, because it just took the #1 spot at the Box Office with $21.6 million. Given that the budget was only $30 million, I guess we can call this a hit for everyone involved.
The other premier of this weekend, Logan Lucky, didn’t quite fare as well. The film debuted in 3rd place with $3 million and marks it as the second lowest opening of a Steven Sodebergh-directed film behind Solaris. The rest of the Top Ten are below.
1. The Hitman’s Bodyguard $21.6 million
2. Annabelle: Creation $15.5 million
3. Logan Lucky $8.1 million
4. Dunkirk $6.7 million
5. The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature $5.1 million
6. The Emoji Movie $4.4 million
7. Spider-Man: Homecoming $4.3 million
8. Girls Trip $3.8 million
9. The Dark Tower $3.7 million
10. Wind River $3 million
Next weekend the James Cameron classic, Terminator 2, will return to theaters in 3D. Given that it’s better than all of the rest of the movies in the Top Ten right now, I can’t wait to revisit the film. I hope it makes #1, but we won’t know until the next edition of Weekend Roundup.