Sully Takes Top Spot at Box Office

Sully, a movie starring Tom Hanks about US Airways Flight 1549 that landed in the Hudson River in 2009, was the No. 1 movie at the box office this weekend according to comScore.

Sully earned $35.5 million at U.S. box offices this weekend and $45 million worldwide. The film is based on Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger who landed the US Airways Airbus A-320 after taking off from LaGuardia Airport and hitting a flock of geese that damaged the plane’s engines. All 155 passengers were evacuated safely in the freezing Hudson River with help from nearby commuter ferries.

ComScore’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Warner Bros. had quite an amazing weekend globally in theaters with ‘Sully’ starring Tom Hanks taking the top spot with $45 million, local title ‘The Age of Shadows’ (Mil Jeong) opening in Korea with $16 million and ‘Suicide Squad’ now just within striking distance of $700 million worldwide.”

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, September 11, are below.

  1. Sully – Warner Bros. – $45.0M
  2. Star Trek Beyond – Paramount Pictures – $17.5M
  3. Don’t Breathe – Sony – $17.2M
  4. Secret Life Of Pets, The – Universal – $16.6M
  5. Age Of Shadows, The (Mil Jeong) – Warner Bros. – $16.0M
  6. Suicide Squad – Warner Bros. – $15.8M
  7. When The Bough Breaks – Sony – $15.0M
  8. Shallows, The – Sony – $9.6M
  9. Nine Lives – Multiple – $9.0M
  10. Ben-Hur – Paramount Pictures – $8.9M
  11. Jason Bourne – Universal – $6.6M
  12. Bad Moms – STX Entertainment – $6.5M

The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, September 11, are below.

  1. Sully – Warner Bros. – $35.5M
  2. When The Bough Breaks – Sony – $15.0M
  3. Don’t Breathe – Sony – $8.2M
  4. Suicide Squad – Warner Bros. – $5.7M
  5. Wild Life, The – Lionsgate – $3.4M
  6. Kubo And The Two Strings – Focus Features – $3.2M
  7. Pete’s Dragon – Disney – $2.9M
  8. Bad Moms – STX Entertainment – $2.8M
  9. Hell Or High Water – Lionsgate – $2.6M
  10. Sausage Party – Sony – $2.3M
  11. No Manches Frida – Lionsgate – $2.1M
  12. War Dogs – Warner Bros. – $2.0M