In a weekend where no new releases cracked the Top 10 and six movies maintained their exact spot in the rankings, you’d think there would be less news worth sharing. That isn’t quite the case. Sure, as sites like Box Office Mojo have noted, this is a historically bad Labor Day Weekend for movies in theaters, but it’s also a uniquely static weekend for releases, one that even required me to create a second chart just to capture all the data points. Let’s start as we always do, with the box office grosses as of Sunday afternoon:
Welcome to Augusts, where overall weekend grosses can decline for three consecutive weekends — $122, $116, and $95 million, respectively — and a new action-comedy can be the surprise winner of the weekend. Audiences might still be interested in creepy dolls, but it was a hyper-violent buddy film about professional killers that took home the gold. Here’s the box office projections, as of Sunday afternoon:
It’s too early to be entirely certain, but judging by this clip, Daniel Craig might be the most wonderful part of Logan Lucky. The 007 star drops the posh accent and suave sophistication to play a bleach-blonde countrified convict in Steven Soderbergh’s latest film, which centers on a pair of brothers (Channing Tatum and Adam Driver) plotting to pull off a heist during a big racing event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. That’s where Craig comes in.