On weekend without a major blockbuster to dominate theaters, The Hitman's Bodyguard has seized the opportunity to claim the top spot at the box office.
The Hitman's Bodyguard, an action-comedy starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, will make a $21 million in its opening weekend at the box office after taking in $8 million on Friday from 3,377 locations. That opening is on the higher end of expectations for the buddy-comedy but the film is still one of the lowest opening weekends for a first place finish in 2017. The Hitman's Bodyguard casts Reynolds as a bodyguard hired to protect one of the most dangerous men in the world, played by Jackson.
Last week's first place winner, Annabelle: Creation, slides down to second place. The prequel to The Conjuring should earn $15.5 million in its second weekend after earning $5 million on Friday from 3,542 locations. The success of Annabelle: Creation, which is the fourth film in The Conjuring franchise and the second film to be headlined by Annabelle, has officially turned The Conjuring universe into a $1 billion franchise for Warner Bros.
Logan Lucky is looking at a third-place finish for its opening weekend. Despite an all-star ensemble cast that includes Channing Tatum, Daniel Craig, Seth MacFarlane, Sebastian Stan, and Hillary Swank, the Steven Soderbergh film earned less than $3 million on Friday from 3,031 locations and is expected to earn less than $9 million over the weekend despite critical praise.
In its fifth weekend at the box office, Christopher Nolan's World War II drama Dunkirk moved to fourth place. Dunkirk earned $2 million from 3,271 locations on Friday and is set to earn just under $7 million over the weekend, bringing the film's total up over $165 million.
Rounding out the top five this week is animated comedy The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature. In its second frame, The Nut Job 2 earned $1.5 million from 4,003 locations on Friday, setting the film up for a weekend total just under $6 million.
Filling out the top 10 at the box office this weekend are animated comedy The Emoji Movie, Marvel Studios' latest superhero saga Spider-Man: Homecoming, live-action comedy Girls Trip (which has now passed the $100 million domestic mark), the adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower, and Wind River.
Keep reading to see how the top films at the box office stack up this weekend.
Friday: $8 million
Weekend: $21.6 million
The world's top protection agent is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world's most notorious hit men. The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their journey from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator who is out for blood.
The Hitman's Bodyguard is directed by Patrick Hughes and written by Tom O'Connor. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman and Salma Hayek
Friday: $5 million
Weekend: $15.5 million
Total: $64 million
Former toy maker Sam Mullins and his wife Esther are happy to welcome a nun and six orphaned girls into their California farmhouse. Years earlier, the couple lost their 7-year-old daughter Annabelle in a tragic car accident. Terror soon strikes when one of the girls finds a seemingly innocent doll that seems to have a life of its own.
Annabelle: Creation is directed by David F. Sandberg and written by Gary Dauberman. It is a prequel to 2014's Annabelle and the fourth film in The Conjuring series.
Annabelle: Creation stars Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Anthony LaPaglia and Miranda Otto.
Friday: $2.8 million
Weekend: $8 million
West Virginia family man Jimmy Logan teams up with his one-armed brother Clyde and sister Mellie to steal money from the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. Jimmy also recruits demolition expert Joe Bang to help them break into the track's underground system. Complications arise when a mix-up forces the crew to pull off the heist during a popular NASCAR race while also trying to dodge a relentless FBI agent.
Logan Lucky is directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Rebecca Blunt. The ensemble cast includes Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Riley Keough, Daniel Craig, Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes, Hilary Swank, Katherine Waterston and Sebastian Stan.
Last Week: No. 2
Friday: $2 million
Weekend: $6.7 million
Total: $165.9 million
In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated.
Dunkirk written, co-produced and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D'Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, and Tom Hardy.
Friday: $1.65 million
Weekend: $5.9 million
Total: $18.4 million
Surly (Will Arnett) the squirrel and his animal friends spring into action when the evil mayor (Bobby Moynihan) of Oakton plans to bulldoze the park that they live in.
The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature is directed by Cal Brunker and written by Brunker, Bob Barlen and Scott Bindley. The film is a sequel to 2014's The Nut Job.
The nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature stars the voices of Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph, Jackie Chan, Katherine Heigl, Bobby Moynihan, Bobby Cannavale, Isabela Moner, Jeff Dunham, and Gabriel Iglesias.
The film was produced by Gulfstream Pictures, Redrover International and ToonBox Entertainment, and distributed by Open Road Films.