Sully Tops the Box Office, When the Bough Breaks Comes in Second
Sully opened with one of the top five September openings ever earning an estimated $35.5 million to take the top of the weekend box office. The film starring Tom Hanks and directed by Clint Eastwood recounts the true story of Captain Sullenberger who guided a plane down in an emergency saving all the crew and passengers in what’s known as “The Miracle on the Hudson.” The film also debuted in 39 international markets earning $9.5 million.
The film received an “A” Cinemascore and had an audience split 44% male and 56% female, as well as 80% of the overall audience over the age of 35. It’ll be interesting to see how well this film does considering the demographic breakdown as well as the positive response.
In second place was When the Bough Breaks which earned an estimated $15 million with a reported $10 million budget. The film currently has 0% on Rotten Tomatoes, so don’t expect it to have much as far as legs.
Suicide Squad in its sixth week dropped from second to fourth and brought in an estimated $5.65 million to bring its domestic total to $307.4 million. That has the film crossing the $300 million mark this week and about to cross over $700 million worldwide.
In fifth place was another new film, The Wild Life also debuted this past weekend with an estimated $3.4 million. Other new films included The Disappointments Room which earned an estimated $1.4 million; Other People which earned $38,000; Kicks with earned $32,000; Demon which earned $13,560; Cameraperson which earned $12,897; Come What May which earned $10,656; and Dancer which earned $7,000.
Captain America: Civil War continues to bring in money added $24,000 to its domestic total to bring it to $408,059,143 after 19 weeks of release.
We’ll have our full analysis of comic films in an hour.tw