America may need a real-life hero right now who has nothing to do with politics, and Tom Hanks starring as Sully seems to be just the ticket.
In fact, Sully is selling a lot of tickets.
The new film “Sully” dominated the box office race this weekend, debuting with $35.5 million in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada, according to figures on Monday.
It tells the story of the famed pilot who saved his passengers after an emergency landing in a New York river when his plane’s engines died in a massive bird strike just after takeoff.
“One of the best September debuts ever,” concluded movie analyst Paul Dergarabedian, at the industry-tracking firm comScore.
Another premiere was in second place: “When The Bough Breaks” with $15 million.
“Don’t Breathe” was in third place, with an estimated $8.2 million this weekend and $66.8 million in sales over three weeks of showings.
Rounding out the 10 most-popular movies this week, as estimated by the studios, were “Suicide Squad” ($5.7 million), “The Wild Life” ($3.4 million), “Kubo And the Two Strings” ($3.2 million), “Pete’s Dragon” ($2.9 million), “Bad Moms” ($2.8 million), “Hell Or High Water” ($2.6 million) and “Sausage Party” ($2.3 million).
–City News Service
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