Box Office: Clint Eastwood’s ‘Sully’ Take $35.5-M for #1
Thriller ‘When the Bough Breaks’ bows in 2nd place with $15-M, ‘The Disappointments Room,’ DOA.
Clint Eastwood’s Sully launched over the weekend to $35.5-M from 3,525 theaters at the North American box office for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures, the top takeoff ever for an adult drama opening in September.
Sully, marked the top debut for the 1st weekend following Labor Day, is Clint Eastwood’s 2nd-best nationwide start behind American Sniper, which opened to a stunning $107.2-M over the 4-day Martin Luther King holiday weekend in Y 2014.
Tom Hanks stars as “Sully” Sullenberger the real-life pilot who crash-landed a US Airways jet on the Hudson River. Similar to films directed by Mr. Eastwood, Mr. Hanks’ dramas do not generally sport huge openings, but garner strong legs.
Overseas, Sully took $9.5-M from its first 39 markets for a worldwide start of $45-M.
Garner a A CinemaScore, the biographical drama skewed female (56%) in North America, while 80% of the audience was over the age of 35.
Despite the older crowd, Sully earned an impressive $4-M in 375 Imax (NYSE:IMAX)
Sony/Screen Gems’ surrogate thriller When the Bough Breaks opened in 2nd place with $15-M from 2,246 theaters.
Screen Gems and Stage 6 Films’ Don’t Breathe stayed high on the chart in its third weekend, coming in # 3 with an estimated $8.2-M for a domestic box office take of $66.8-M.
Warners’ Suicide Squad placed # 4 in its 6th weekend with $5.7-M for a North American take of $307.4-M.
The Wild Life, a Belgium-France animated film, rounded out the Top 5 with a muted $3.3-M opening. Lionsgate (NYSE:LGF) is distributing the movie based on Robinson Crusoe, but told from the point of view of the island’s animals in the US.
Also debuting over the weekend, The Disappointments Room, the 1st title released by Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Media since it emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The horror film came DOA with $1.4-M after receiving a D grade from audiences. D and F CinemaScores are very rare.
These 2 adult dramas continued to struggle
The Light Between Oceans, starring Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander, tumbled 62% in its 2nd frame to $1.8-M for a $9.4-M box office take.
The Robert De Niro boxing pic Hands of Stone took in just $170,000 from 1,103 theaters in its 3rd weekend for a domestic box office total of $4.5-M.
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