The entire month of August hasn’t been looking good for the domestic box office. Starting off slow with The Dark Tower in August’s first weekend, the Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson film, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, took number one at the box office for the second straight week, grossing another $10 million. The domestic box office is already down 13.4% from last year in the same month. It’s expected that the box office grosses won’t surpass $4 billion this year, the first time since 2007.
In second place, Annabelle: Creation pulled in an additional $8 million in its third weekend, bringing its domestic gross to $77.9 million. The animation Leap! came in third place with $5 million in its opening weekend. The Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen drama, Wind River, takes fourth place with $4.4 million, while Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky, which stars Channing Tatum, Daniel Craig and Adam Driver, isn’t too far behind with $4.3 million. Interestingly, the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight grossed a total of $2.4 million, bringing it into 9th place at an immensely slow and struggling weekend.
Overseas, Wonder Woman has passed $400 million after opening in Japan this weekend, which added an additional $3.4 million to its international gross. Last week, Wonder Woman crossed the $800 million threshold globally, which includes the $400 million plus domestic gross. Wonder Woman has continued breaking records since its June release and it’s been amazing to witness.
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2017 Summer Movie Preview: What To Look Out For
What do aliens, robots, superheroes, pirates, genetically-modified apes, and Will Ferrell all have in common? All of them will be visiting theaters this summer, most as perennials of the blockbusters sphere. There’s a cavalcade of riches this summer, with new offerings from both DC and Marvel, new (and in some cases, final) installments in long-running franchises, and a couple newcomers testing the waters for future sequels. Even some non-theatrical films get in on the fun, like Netflix’s War Machine starring Brad Pitt.
Here are over 20 films worth seeing over the next four months. Click Next to start!