The Tom Hanks-starring, Clint Eastwood-directed biopic Sully tops the North American weekend box office, taking in an estimated $35.5 million in its debut weekend.
Sully outperformed studio estimates by more than $10 million, and generated a strong “A”-grade CinemaScore audience response.
In second place, the psychological thriller When the Bough Breaks earned $15 million in its debut weekend.
Also opening this weekend, the animated film The Wild Life, which disappointed with just $3.4 million to place fifth.
All box office figures are estimates in U.S. dollars and provided by film studios. Generally speaking, studios earn about 55 per cent of a film’s gross.
Here are the top 10 grossing films for the weekend ending Sept. 11:
|Rank||Title / Distributor||Revenue|
|Warner Bros., Cume Total: $35,505,000|
|2||When the Bough Breaks||$15,000,000|
|Sony, Cume Total: $15,000,000|
|Sony, Cume Total: $66,833,158|
|Warner Bros., Cume Total: $307,407,853|
|5||The Wild Life||$3,400,937|
|Lionsgate, Cume Total: $3,400,000|
|6||Kubo And The Two Strings||$3,230,000|
|Focus Features, Cume Total: $40,847,680|
|Disney, Cume Total: $69,986,653|
|STX Entertainment, Cume Total: $107,526,266|
|9||Hell Or High Water||$2,600,000|
|Lionsgate, Cume Total: $19,823,734|
|Sony, Cume Total: $93,182,579|
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