Monday Morning Box Office Report: Sully Sticks the Landing


Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks delivered a high altitude debut over the weekend with their Miracle on the Hudson drama Sully. The movie earned $35.5 million, which is the fifth best September opening and the biggest September debut for Warner Brothers ever. That’s more than both Flight and Captain Phillips made in their first weekend, although it obviously doesn’t hold a candle to American Sniper‘s first weekend in wide release. In second place, When the Bough Breaks opened with $15 million, which is significantly less than comparable films The Perfect Guy and No Good Deed made in previous years (that 0% on Rotten Tomatoes probably isn’t helping). Elsewhere Don’t Breathe fell to #3 followed by Suicide Squad. The animated movie The Wild Life managed to crack the top 5 with $3.4 million. As for D.J. Caruso’s The Disappointments Room, it was definitely a disappointment, opening at #17 with just $1.4 million. Now that’s scary.

1. Sully — $35.5M
2. When the Bough Breaks — $15M
3. Don’t Breathe — $8.2M
4. Suicide Squad — $5.7M
5. The Wild Life — $3.4M
6. Kubo and the Two Strings — $3.2M
7. Pete’s Dragon — $2.9M
8. Bad Moms — $2.8M
9. Hell or High Water — $2.6M
10. Sausage Party — $2.3M

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  • Henrik

    In Denmark “Sully” is literally called “Miracle on Hudson River”.

  • LordAwesome

    What Clint is doing at the box office as his age is truly amazing.