Weekend Box Office: Tom Hanks lands at No. 1

HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 12, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — “Sully,” the new film focusing on pilot Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, became the top box office film over the weekend, according to Box Office Mojo.

The biopic, starring Tom Hanks and directed by Clint Eastwood, brought in an estimated $35.5 million in its debut weekend domestically and an additional $9.5 million overseas, bringing in a grand total of $45.0 million globally.

In second place is the Morris Chestnut drama, “When the Bough Breaks.” The film, which co-stars Regina Hall and Glenn Morshower, opened with an estimated $15.0 million in the U.S.

Dropping to third place from first place is “Don’t Breathe.” The thriller, which opened Aug. 26, received an estimated $8.2 million over the weekend, bringing its total to $66.8 million and a global total of $87.1 million.

“Suicide Squad” drops to fourth place from second place with an estimated weekend tally of $5.6 million. The super-villain film has earned a global total of $699.4 million in its seven weeks of release.

In fifth place for the weekend is newcomer “The Wild Life,” which brought in an estimated $3.4 million domestically. However, the animated film has done well overseas with an estimated total of $20.8 million bringing the film’s global cume to $24.2 million.


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