August is a bit late for summer blockbusters and early for fall releases, so this weekend (August 18-20) was fairly tame as far as the box office went. But if you are looking for something to see, here are the top five movies for your consideration.
Taking the top spot this weekend is The Hitman’s Bodyguard, a new release starring Samuel L. Jackson as a former assassin about to testify against a dictator and Ryan Reynold as the disgraced bodyguard trying to protect him. It exceeded financial expectations with $21.6 million, though reviews describe it as a fairly average action movie.
Annabelle: Creation came in second with $15.5 million on its second weekend. This horror film about a demonic doll is the fourth installment in The Conjuring series and serves as a prequel to 2014’s Annabelle. Creation managed to wash away the shame of the 2014 prequel which brought shame to the genius of The Conjuring.
Another new release is Logan Lucky, which came in at third with $8.1 million—a pity, since director Steven Soderbergh said that it would need $15 million to be a success. It stars Channing Tatum, Adam Driver and Riley Keough as siblings who plan a heist on the Charlotte Motor Speedway during the Coca-Cola 600.
The extremely popular Dunkirk returns for its fifth weekend, raking in another $6.7 million. It focuses on the Dunkirk Evacuation during World War II, where the British pulled together all of their civilian vessels to help save more than 300,000 soldiers who were pinned down in northern France by the Nazi invasion.
Rounding out the top 5 is The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, which returns for its second week with $5.1 million. This children’s film, about talking animals living in a park, has not done well with audience or critics, performing far below expectations.
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