Weekend box office flops to worst Labor Day in nearly two decades

Check out the Sept. and New Line’s horror flick   Annabelle: Creation will gross an estimated $7.3 million, bringing its domestic total to about $89 million and passing its predecessor Annabelle ($84.3 million). North American box office revenue for the four-day Labor Day weekend — which   didn’t feature a new wide release for the first time in a quarter-century — is projected to total about $95.5 million, marking the lowest such frame in nearly two decades. Girls Trip — $2.3 million

Show Full Article Wind River   — $5.9 million
4. — $4.9 million
5. Meanwhile the Weinstein Co. The Hitman’s Bodyguard   — $10.3 million
2. 1-3 figures below. animated tale   Leap, with an estimated $4.9 million, and Steven Soderbergh’s redneck heist movie Logan Lucky, with an estimated $4.4 million. Spider-Man: Homecoming   — $3.7 million
8. Among the weekend’s new offerings, none opened in 1,000 theaters or more. Although the season featured some notable hits, including Wonder Woman, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Dunkirk, it was dragged down by a string of misfires, such as   King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Baywatch,   Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and The Dark Tower, to name a few. 1. In doing so, the Lionsgate release — which stars Reynolds as an “executive protection agent” tasked with escorting a top assassin (Jackson) to testify against a dictator — would bring its domestic total to $55 million (through Sunday) and become the only movie of the summer to reign over three weekends. (It’s in   2,602 locations, all told.) With about $18.2 million through five weekends, it’s roughly on par with last year’s Sheridan-penned Oscar contender   Hell or High Water. The Emoji Movie — $2.5 million
9. This weekend, Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Rounding out the top five are the Weinstein Co. In second place, Warner Bros. This year’s summer moviegoing season is ending not with a bang, but a whimper. Dunkirk   — $4.1 million
7. The Weinstein Co.’s long-delayed period drama Tulip Fever will gross an estimated $1.2 million through Sunday from 765 locations, Marvel’s big-screen TV pilot   Inhumans wil earn about $1.5 million from 393 Imax theaters, Lionsgate’s Spanish-language comedy   Hazlo Como Hombre (Do It Like an Hombre) will take in an estimated $1.1 million from 382 screens, and Sony’s 40th anniversary re-release of Close Encounters of the Third Kind is eyeing about $1.8 million from 901 theaters. Annabelle: Creation   — $7.3 million
3. (The last time the four-day Labor Day total failed to crack $100 million was back in 1998, according to ComScore.)
It would seem to be a fitting end for a sluggish summer that’s on track to   finish below $4 billion (somewhere around $3.8 billion) for the first time since 2006. Leap! Despicable Me 3 — $2.4 million
10. Per ComScore, overall box office is down 6 percent year-to-date. thriller Wind River, from Sicario   screenwriter Taylor Sheridan, is set to add $5.9 million through Sunday after expanding to 507 more theaters. Jackson’s R-rated action-comedy The Hitman’s Bodyguard is on pace to top the box office with an estimated $10.3 million from Friday to Sunday, or   $12.9 million factoring in Monday’s take. Logan Lucky — $4.4 million