Box Office: “Hitman” wins another weekend, “Annabelle” nears $100 million

boxoffice3It was never going to be a banner weekend at the box office. Topping off a slack summer with a weekend that had no sleeper possibilities, no major wide releases and no potential Oscar contenders (sometimes one sneaks out on Labor Day), the field was left to “The Hitman’s Bodyguard.” It racks up another win by earning $12 million over the three days.

“Annabelle: Creation” is making major horror bucks, and will be over $90 by Monday, close to $100 million by say, NEXT Saturday.

But there’s good news. The dearth of new product means people are finally getting around to seeing the superb thriller “Wind River.” As should you. 

“Dunkirk” is inching towards $180 million (by Tuesday, Wed. at the latest.

“Logan Lucky” has one last weekend in the top ten to bask in. “All Saints” is just outside of the top ten. Not even a “700 Club” endorsement could lure Christian conservatives to a movie that embraces immigrants.

“Tulip Fever” is impressing no one, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” isn’t luring many back to theaters to see a 40 year old movie.

And in bad news, three middling-to-awful animated films are in the top ten, making one wish one August release had been by the folks who made “Coraline” and “Kubo and the Two Strings,” Laika. They could have OWNED August if they’d had anything like “Kubo” (an August release of yore) to put out there.

Next weekend belongs to “IT.”

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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