Weekend box office: Don’t Breathe holds on to the top spot

I’ve never understood why Hollywood hates Labor Day Weekend so much.  I think it would be a good experiment to release a big time blockbuster the first weekend in September and basically own the weekend box office the entire month.  But alas, it didn’t happen this weekend and so last week’s number one film, DON’T BREATHE easily grabbed the top spot.  In fact, the top four movies didn’t change and the only newcomer to put up a fight was the Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander starring LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS.  It’s good this movie came out because it had been over a month since we had an Alicia Vikander starring movie hit theaters.  The other new film, MORGAN, didn’t even crack the top ten and probably should have been released straight to video.  I understand September is the dumping ground for movies studios don’t know what to do with, but I think we can do better than this.

Next week should belong to SULLY.  It doesn’t get much better than Tom Hanks starring in a Clint Eastwood directed film based on a true story.  It’s strange that it wasn’t released over Labor Day weekend since Captain Sully saving hundreds of lives with a daring landing is about as patriotic as it gets, but the film should easily take the box office next weekend considering there’s zero competition.  Things are going to be pretty slow the rest of September, with only a few gems sprinkled here and there.  Note: the numbers below are for the three day weekend and will be updated as they become final.

1. Don’t Breathe $13.7m

2. Suicide Squad $12.6m

3. Pete’s Dragon $6.6m

4. Kubo and the Two Strings $6.2m

5. Light Between Oceans $5m

6. Sausage Party $4.8m

7. Mechanic: Resurrection $4.7m

8. Bad Moms $4.6m

9. War Dogs $4.5m

10. Hell or High Water $4.4m


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