'Hitman's Bodyguard' Repeats at No. 1 With Weak $10 Million

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While much of this can be chalked up to Saturday's boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor and Hurricane Harvey impacting the Texas markets, these numbers are still indicative of a rough few months for Hollywood. As is sometimes the case in late August, once most of the flashy summer blockbusters have already opened, all of the new releases were lousy.

The comedic action thriller, starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, earned an estimated $10 million on its second weekend of release.

According to Time, it is predicted that The Hitman's Bodyguard earned an estimate of $10.1 million whereas Annabelle: Creation earned $7.4 million.

But the entire slate of films grossed only about $65 million in North America and the top 12 films generated just $49.6 million.

The newspaper said that Warner Bros. tried to take advantage of the lackluster movie season by re-releasing "Wonder Woman", one of the summer's biggest hits, and it made $1.7 million. Next week is expected to be just as bad: No new wide releases are scheduled for Labor Day weekend. The movie suffered from poor reviews, with just 37% on Rotten Tomatoes, earning just $1,948 per-screen average from 2,575 theaters.

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Meanwhile, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said the campaign against the militant group in Tal Afar would end soon. He also said that the Iraqi forces had seized 70 per cent of the city of Tal Afar from the Islamic State .

This weekend caps off a particularly slow summer box office.

This is also a 45 percent drop from the same weekend a year ago that has contributed to a 14 percent overall drop in summer revenue compared to 2016. The sequel has taken in about $77 million at the box office overall, which is more than five times what the horror film's budget.

Down two places, "Logan Lucky" takes #5 with $4.4 million (cume now $15.0 million). The Weinstein Company also nabbed the fourth position on the chart, with Tyler Sheridan's Wind River expanding to nationwide theaters. That number will eclipse 2017's previous low mark, set during Super Bowl weekend back in February when the third frame of "Split" led with $14.4 million.

However, that figure could drop down to somewhere in the $9 million range when final figures are released.

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