The Oscar-bait, true-story film Sully opened at the number one spot at the box office this past weekend, ushering in the beginning of the busy awards season.
Here are the box office results for the five top-grossing films for the weekend of September 9 – 11, 2016:
Tuesday, an outgoing parrot, and his quirky animal friends lives in paradise are disturbed after a violent storm washes a strange creature onto their beach: Robinson Crusoe. They slowly learn to live together in harmony, until their comfortable life is overturned by two savage cats.
A group of young thieves break into a blind man’s (Stephen Lang) home thinking they’ll get away with the perfect crime. But it becomes a fight for their lives when they discover he’s a war veteran with a dark side.
A young, professional couple (Regina Hall, Morris Chestnut), who desperately want a baby, hire a woman (Jaz Sinclair) to be their surrogate. As her pregnancy progresses she develops a dangerous fixation on the husband and the couple becomes caught up in a deadly fight to regain control of their future.
On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed Captain “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) glide his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving 155 lives. But, even as he was being heralded as a hero, an unfolding investigation threatens to destroy his reputation and his career
Multiple Oscar-winner Tom Hanks hasn’t starred in a live action film that opened number one the weekend box office in seven years. And with Inferno coming out later this year, it probably won’t be his last. Sully‘s $35.5 million opening is the fifth largest September opening of all-time, studio Warner Brothers largest September opening ever, and the largest post-Labor Day opening of all-time.