The film received a lackluster 38% on Rotten Tomatoes - but audiences appeared to enjoy it more than critics, giving it a 75% rating on the site.
Indie distributor Bleecker Street distributed the pic on behalf of Soderbergh's Fingerprint Releasing.
With leads like mega-stars Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds and Salma Hayek, the film surpassed its closest competition, horror film Annabelle: Creation, which earned $15.5 million. The prequel's estimated ten-day total is $64 million. Daniel Craig and Channing Tatum's "Logan Lucky" saw an opening weekend of $8 million which put it on the third spot in the top five list.
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In response to the government's actions, the journal issued a statement expressing its "deep concern and disappointment".
In other words, R.I.P. 2017 Summer Movie Season.
Warner Bros. a unit of Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) and Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk placed #4 with $6.7-M for a domestic take of $165.5-M and a global box office of $392.7-M.
Logan Lucky placed third with an estimated $8.1 million from 3,301 theaters, the lowest nationwide start of Soderbergh's career behind the 2002 space odyssey Solaris ($6.7 million) and the lowest when adjusting for inflation.
The Weinstein Co.'s Wind River moved into the top 10 as it expanded into a total of 694 locations, grossing $3 million for a location average of $4,359 and early domestic total of $4.1 million. Lionsgate's action comedy debuted to a better-than-expected $21.6 million from 3,377 theaters to easily win the weekend, although it couldn't do anything to stop overall summer revenue from continuing to tumble amid a awful August.