In one of the worst summer box-office weekends in years, thanks in part to the much-hyped Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight, “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” retained the top spot at theaters, according to final figures released Monday.
“The Hitman’s Bodyguard” Finishes First
The film finished atop the box office despite earning just $10.3 million between Friday and Sunday, according to comScore. The horror film “Annabelle: Creation” placed second with $7.7 million.
The animated adventure “Leap!” debuted in third place with $4.7 million, followed by “Wind River” with $4.6 million and “Logan Lucky” with $4.2 million.
Boxing Match Blamed For Low Turnout
According to comScore, the weekend was the slowest for a summer at the domestic box office in three years. Some of that was attributed to the Mayweather-McGregor pay-per-view tilt, which kept many people away from theaters on Saturday night. The fight was shown in some movie theaters, and it was the ninth-highest-grossing show at theaters for the weekend.
Rounding out the 10 most-popular films of the weekend were “Dunkirk” ($3.9 million); “Spider-Man: Homecoming” ($2.8 million); “Birth of the Dragon” ($2.7 million); the Mayweather-McGregor fight ($2.6 million); and “The Emoji Movie” ($2.5 million).