Slowest US box office in 15 years

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It certainly isn't normal that a boxing match cracks the top 10 at the box office, but the heavily promoted fight between boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC champion Conor McGregor was shown in 532 theaters across the country through Fathom Events, with its solid $4,884 per-screen average higher than any other movie in the top 10, despite having the lowest theater count. 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.

Taking the No. 1 spot on a historically slow box-office weekend is "The Hitman's Bodyguard", bringing in an estimated $10 million in its sophomore weekend.

Coming in at No. 2 is "Annabelle: Creation" with $7.4 million, "Leap!" at No. 3 with $5 million, "Wind River" at No. 4 with $4.4 million and "Logan Lucky" at No. 5 with $4.4 million. Thirdly came the animated film 'Leap!' which grossed an estimated amount of $5 million.

Variety reports that the numbers about 17 years ago stood the lowest with the September 15-17, 2000, dropped to $53.7 million for the weekend. It earned only $2.5 million.

"Creation" for the second week in a row to take the number one spot at the North American box office this weekend, according to estimated figures released Sunday. "Make no mistake about it, there was little foot traffic in theaters this weekend". The summer as a whole is running 14 percent behind past year - and the deadly quiet August is a big reason. The Hitman's Bodyguard has now taken in $39.6 million domestically from a $30 million budget, although no global box office data has been released tat this time. Fingerprint/Bleecker Street's "Logan Lucky" completed the top five with $4.1 million in its second weekend, bringing its ten-day total to $14.8 million.

One of the few bright spots on the weekend was the expansion of the Weinstein Co.'s "Wind River", Taylor Sheridan's thriller set on an Indian Reservation in Wyoming.

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