The Hitman's Bodyguard will win a third straight weekend
The 28 movies currently showing at theaters all combined will bring in roughly $94 million over the holiday weekend. No since 1998, when There's Something About Mary took in $10.9 million at a four-day box office that only grossed $78.8 million (adjusted for inflation), has a holiday weekend been so low.
This is the first Labor Day weekend in years to see no major new wide releases, allowing The Hitman's Bodyguard, a buddy comedy starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, to coast to its third week at number one. The Lionsgate film is expected to earn $12.9 million over the four-day weekend from 3,370.
The victory would make The Hitman's Bodyguard the only film of the summer to remain at the top of the charts for three straight weekends, a feat even two-time winners Wonder Woman, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Dunkirk couldn't achieve. However, The Hitman's Bodyguard balances that feat with the dubious honor of being the lowest-grossing box office winner of the year so far.
Annabelle: Creation will also manage to hold onto its number two spot at the box office for a third straight weekend. The fourth movie in The Conjuring franchise is expected to earn $8.5 million over four days from 3,358 locations.
Wind River is using the box office lull to continue to climb the charts. The film jumped up to fourth place last weekend and will claim the third place spot over Labor Day weekend, earning $7.3 million from 2,602 locations.
French animated feature Leap! drops to fourth place in its second weekend in North America. The film is expected to earn $6.65 million over the holiday weekend from 2,705 locations.
Critical darling Logan Lucky will round out the top five once again, earning $5.5 million over the holiday.
Keep reading to see how this weekend's top five films stack up against each other at the box office.
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Last Week: No. 1
Friday: $2.4 million
Weekend: $12.9 million
Total: $57.6 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
Last Week: No. 2
Friday: $1.8 million
Weekend: $8.9 million
Total: $90.5 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.
Last Week: No. 4
Friday: $1.5 million
Weekend: $7.2 million
Total: $19.7 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
Friday: $1.1 million
Weekend: $6.8 million
Total: $13.2 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. 5
Friday: $1 million
Weekend: $5.5 million
Total: $22.6 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.