Sully soars to top of box office

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Sully came in for a smooth landing at the domestic box office, making an estimated $35.5 million.

According to Box Office Mojo, Clint Eastwood’s latest film had the fifth biggest September opening of all time. It was also Tom Hank’s best live-action opening since Angels & Demons in 2009. With a budget of $60 million, Sully is on its way to becoming a box office success. Of course it likely won’t reach the same heights as Eastwood’s last film, American Sniper, which was the biggest US hit of 2014.

Despite having a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, When the Bough Breaks came in second with $15 million. Then again, this weekend didn’t bring us a ton of new releases. So it’s not like there were many options for audiences. The Wild Life, which currently has a 15% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, claimed fifth place with $3.4 million. The Disappointments Room, which also has a 0% Rotten Tomatoes rating, opened outside of the top 10 with $1.4 million.

As for returning releases, Don’t Breathe dropped to third with an $8.2 million while Suicide Squad came in fourth with $5.65 million. Not the most exciting weekend at the box office, but it’s September. What do you expect?

Check out the full weekend box office estimates below:

1. Sully – $35,505,000
2. When the Bough Breaks – $15,000,000
3. Don’t Breathe – $8,210,000
4. Suicide Squad – $5,650,000
5. The Wild Life – $3,400,000
6. Kubo and the Two Strings – $3,230,000
7. Pete’s Dragon – $2,938,000
8. Bad Moms – $2,830,000
9. Hell or High Water – $2,600,000
10. Sausage Party – $2,300,000


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About Nick Spake

Nick Spake has been working as an entertainment writer for the past ten years, but he's been a lover of film ever since seeing the opening sequence of The Lion King. Movies are more than just escapism to Nick, they're a crucial part of our society that shape who we are. He now serves as the Features Editor at Flickreel and author of its regular column, 'Nick Flicks'.

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