Weekend Box Office: ‘Sully’ remains at No. 1 as it soars above newcomers

HOLLYWOOD, Sept 19, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Tom Hanks’ new film “Sully” remained in the No.1 slot as its competition lagged way behind.

In its second week in theaters, “Sully” earned an estimated $22 million bringing its domestic total to $70.5 million and a worldwide total of $93.9 million.

Opening in the No. 2 slot was “Blair Witch,” the sequel to the 1999 hit horror film “The Blair Witch Project.” The new film underperformed industry expectation by about half, earning an estimated $9.6 million its first week out.

Also new in theaters, “Bridget Jones’s Baby” debuted in third place with $8.2 million, the lowest box office in the “Bridget Jones” franchise, according to Box Office Mojo. The film stars Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth.

In the fourth slot is “Snowden,” Oliver Stone’s controversial film about whistleblower Edward Snowden, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The film also underperformed bringing in an estimated $8 million, much less than anticipated.

Rounding off the top five  films is “Don’t Breathe.” The thriller picked up an estimated $5.6 million for the weekend. “Don’t Breathe” has a worldwide total of $107 million in its five weeks in theaters.


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