Weekend Box Office: Tom Hanks lands at No. 1

Also opening this weekend is When The Bough Breaks, another late-summer Screen Gems release with Morris Chestnut, The Disappointments Room, a horror film with Kate Beckinsale from the almost dead Relativity Media, and The Wild Life, one of those low-budget animated releases. Overall, this weekend's top twelve delivered almost $86 million, a small uptick from the same weekend previous year with almost 60% of the top twelve cumulative gross coming from the top two new releases. "Because of the success of so many of these films, most of us thought it would do more this weekend, but no one is going to be crying about it over at Sony". "This is a movie that really couldn't get a leg up on any front", Dergarabedian says.

The company's president of worldwide distribution Rory Bruer insisted the film had performed 'way beyond anyone's expectations. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at US and Canadian theaters, according to comScore.

Note: Numbers include Sunday estimates and are three-day estimates.

Final figures are expected Monday. It cost just $9.9 million to make. The new animated film featuring the voices of Matthias Schweighofer, Aylin Tezel and Ilka Bessin manages to earn approximately $3.4 million in its first week, despite scathing reviews (15% on Rotten Tomatoes).

Director Clint Eastwood's golden touch was once again on display, as this was his first film since American Sniper, which was the highest-grossing film of 2014 in the US. But below it, surprise entry The Wild Life debuted with an estimated $3.4 million.

Further down the list came Kubo and the Two Strings in sixth with $3.2m (£2.4m), followed by Pete's Dragon with $2.9m (£2m). "Hell or High Water", $2.6 million ($1.3 million international). 10. Finally, though sliding five places to tenth, Sausage Party is still a big victor, with an estimated $2.3 million adding to $93.2 million in domestic earnings. "Star Trek Beyond", $16.6 million. 2. It collected a muted $15 million. The opening for the picture marks the fifth largest September opening of all-time and the largest September opening for a Warner Bros. release, surpassing the $23.8 million for The Town.

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