The Hitman's Bodyguard and Annabelle: Creation are poised to keep their places at the top of the charts as 2017's struggling summer box office is set to suffer its slowest weekend yet.
The weak box office can be partially blamed on the buzz surrounding this weekend's Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight, but the larger issue is that the box office has gone several weeks without a blockbuster that has really excited moviegoers. The Dark Tower flopped and Transformers: The Last Knight, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and War for the Planet of the Apes all had weaker box office performances than their franchise predecessors.
Compared to last year, the summer domestic box office is down 13.4 percent to 3.63 billion and the year-to-date total is down 5.4 percent to $7.38 billion. Studios and theaters will be looking to a stacked fall and holiday season to save the day with It hitting theaters in early September, Justice League and Thor: Ragnarok arriving in November, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi debuting in December.
In its second weekend, Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson's buddy comedy The Hitman's Bodyguard earned $3 million from 3,377 theaters on Friday. The film is set to earn $10 million in total over the weekend, the lowest weekend total for a first place finish at the box office this year.
Annabelle: Creation remains in the second place spot. The fourth film in The Conjuring franchise earned $2.5 million from 3,565 theaters on Friday, setting it up for an $8 million weekend.
Animated feature Leap!, which was originally released as Ballerina in France in 2016, slides into the third place spot in its opening weekend. Featuring the voices of Elle Fanning, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Maddie Ziegler, Leap! earned $1.5 million from 2,575 locations on Friday. The film is expected to earn $5 million of the weekend.
Wind River and Logan Lucky are battling it out for the fourth place spot. Both films made in the range of $1-$1.5 million on Friday and both are pacing for weekends hovering around the $4 million mark.
Rounding out the top ten this weekend are Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, martial arts film Birth of the Dragon, Marvel's Spider-Man: Homecoming, comedy Girls Trip, and animated comedy The Emoji Movie.
Keep reading to see how the top movies at the box office this weekend stack up.
Last Week: No. 1
Friday: $3.17 million
Weekend: $10.4 million
Total: $39 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
Last Week: No. 2
Friday: $2.5 million
Weekend: $7.7 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: $1.6 million
Weekend: $3.8 million
Paris, 1884. An orphaned girl arrives in Paris from Brittany. Félicie Milliner is 11 and has no money but one big, passionate dream: to become a dancer. With nothing left to lose, Félicie takes a big risk: she 'borrows' a spoiled brats identity and enters the Opera Ballet School. But how long can she be someone else? Mentored by the tough and mysterious cleaner, Odette, Félicie learns that talent is not enough - it takes hard work to be better than her ruthless, conniving fellow students. That and friendship. Felicie's inventive, exhausting and charismatic best friend Victor also has a dream: becoming a famous inventor. Together, they both encourage each other to reach for the stars.
Last Week: No. 10
Weekend: $3.9 million
Total: $9.2 million
Wind River is a chilling thriller that follows a rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) who teams up with a local game tracker with deep community ties and a haunted past (Jeremy Renner) to investigate the murder of a local girl on a remote Native American Reservation in the hopes of solving her mysterious death.
Written and directed by Taylor Sheridan, Wind River also stars Gil Birmingham, Jon Bernthal, Julia Jones, Kelsey Asbille Chow, Graham Green, Martin Sensmeier, Tyler Laracca, Gerald Tokaia Clifford, Eric Lange, Ian Bohen, Hugh Dillon, and James Jordan.
Last Week: No. 3
Weekend: $3.8 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.