Sully soars over Bridget Jones at US box office

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The third film in the Jonesian cinematic universe starring Renée Zellweger only made $8.2 million domestically in its opening weekend.

Ripped from the headlines is the Oliver Stone biopic, Snowden, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the exiled Edward Snowden who leaked classified information from the NSA. The film has now grossed $75.3 million. Snowden cost $40 million to make, so it is going to need all the help it can get to earn that back.

Next week will introduce two more films to the box office charts, the western "The Magnificent Seven, ' and the animated-comedy 'Storks". A lot went wrong, starting with some bad reviews and a D CinemaScore.

"Found footage has really gone through so many different facets over the years". Its worldwide gross stands at $38.1 million.

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Almost 16 years ago, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 debuted to $13.2 million in ticket sales on a $15 million budget. While the horror film was originally presumed to bring in ticket sales in the mid-teens, the film seemed to suffer from negative reviews and an especially low CinemaScore. In this film's case, it was simply a matter of no one having much interest in the franchise anymore. Nabbing third place was another long-awaited sequel with "Bridget Jones's Baby" starring Renee Zellwegger and Colin Firth with $8.2 million.

Two horror releases from Sony continue to do strong business - "Don't Breathe" brought in $5.6 million to take the No. 5 box-office spot, while "When the Bough Breaks" took in $5.5 million for the weekend. We don't know if there are plans for these limited release titles to expand in the weeks and months to come. Bridget Jones's Baby opens at the funeral of one of Bridget's former boyfriends, the dashing but irresponsible Daniel, lost in a plane crash.

"We love these characters, we love the actors playing them, and we're confident in how it will play out", said Carpou.

Wrapping up the top-five this weekend was another horror-thriller, the ScreenGem summer hit "Don't Breathe".

Pure Flix Entertainment documentary "Hillsong: Let Hope Rise" made an estimated $1.3 million from 816 locations.

"The Disappointments Room", Relativity Media's first release since the studio emerged from bankruptcy protection in April, continued to flounder. Last year's total was led by The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials which brought in $30.3 million in its first weekend and Black Mass' $22.6 million start.

"Sully" and "Star Trek Beyond", $7 million.