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 Don’t 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.
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