The website also shares that there have been bad shows at the box office earlier as well noting that in 2014, the first weekend of September earned only $66 million overall. As is sometimes the case in late August, once most of the flashy summer blockbusters have already opened, all of the new releases were lousy.
The "Hitman's Bodyguard" will top all movies again, taking in $10.1 million at 3,377 theaters this weekend while "Annabelle: Creation" came in second at $7.4 million in 3,565 movie spots, Variety reported.
The runner-up also remained the same as the horror thiller, Annabelle: Creation, took in $7 million.
But the entire slate of films grossed only about $65 million in North America and the top 12 films generated just $49.6 million. It could even be the lowest since September 21, 2001, which accrued $59 million in the wake of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks.
The animated adventure tale "Leap!" opened in third place with $5 million.
The newspaper said that Warner Bros. tried to take advantage of the lackluster movie season by re-releasing "Wonder Woman", one of the summer's biggest hits, and it made $1.7 million.
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Looking ahead to next weekend, the Labor Day weekend holiday will bring just one wide release, The Weinstein Company's Tulip Fever. "Leap!" brought in an estimated $5 million in its box-office debut. If Hollywood wants to take a weekend off from releasing new movies, then that's fine.
There have been lulls around this time in recent years.
Hurricane Harvey had a minimal effect on nationwide grosses. It earned $4.4 million this weekend (cume now $9.8 million).
"Wind River", which expanded to almost 2100 screens, rises six spots to #4.
However, that figure could drop down to somewhere in the $9 million range when final figures are released.
Jeremy Renner-starring Native American murder-mystery Wind River came in at fourth place with $4.4 million, up from tenth position last week after doubling its cinemas to 2,095.
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