‘Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ tops box office with $11.7M

Salma Hayek's "The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard" is the No. 1 movie in North America this weekend. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI

June 20 (UPI) — “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” — an action-comedy starring Salma Hayek, Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson — is the No. 1 movie in North America, earning $11.7 million receipts this weekend, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.

Coming in at No. 2 is “A Quiet Place Part II” with $9.4 million, followed by “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway” at No. 3 with $6.1 million, “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” at No. 4 with $5.2 million and “Cruella” at No. 5 with $5.1 million.

Rounding out the top tier are “In the Heights” at No. 6 with $4.2 million, “Spirit Untamed” at No. 7 with $1.6 million, “12 Mighty Orphans” at No. 8 with $870,000, “The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2” at No. 9 and “Wrath of Man” at No. 10 with $450,000.

“Quiet Place Part II,” which was released 23 days ago, is the highest-growing film of the year at $125.3 million domestically. The second-highest is “Godzilla vs. Kong” at $98.8 million.

Several of the films in the Top 10 are also available on streaming platforms in a strategy to reach as many people as possible during the coronavirus pandemic, which kept many cinemas closed for nearly a year.

Most theaters in the United States and Canada are now open.

The total weekend overall gross was $46,304,867.

At the start of the pandemic, the gross was $100,774,559 from March 6-8, 2000. That year’s best was $182,673,454 from Jan. 17-20.


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