The Hitman's Bodyguard impresses while Logan Lucky crumbles at weekend box office

Box Office: 'The Hitman's Bodyguard' Takes 1st Place With $21.6 Million

Hitman's Bodyguard Beats Logan Lucky at Box Office With $21.6 Million Debut

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.

"The Hitman's Bodyguard" shot its way to the top of the box office in its opening weekend, leaving Stephen Soderbergh's "Logan Lucky" in the dust.

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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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.

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