Sully Soared Its Way to Box-Office Victory This Weekend

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Tom Hanks is a national treasure, so it was only natural that his latest film, Sully, would make its way to the top of the box office. And it did indeed! Sully which, our critic David Edelstein wrote, turned Sully’s heroic feat into a story of government persecution  easily achieved that goal, taking in $35.8 million throughout the three-day weekend. The psychological thriller When the Bough Breaks also had a strong opening, taking in $15 million for a second-place position. The expertly crafted Dont Breathe and the antihero extravaganza Suicide Squad rounded out the third- and fourth-place spots, taking in $8 million and $5.6 million, respectively. Meanwhile, the R-rated comedic appeal of Bad Moms and Sausage Party continues to draw in moviegoers, with both films remaining in top-ten positions and taking in $2.8 million and $2.3 million, respectively. Because dirty jokes, like rock and roll, will never die.