Samuel L. Jackson

'Hitman's Bodyguard' keeps top spot as Hollywood limps through one of the weakest weekends in years

'Hitman's Bodyguard' keeps top spot as Hollywood limps through one of the weakest weekends in years

Lionsgate’s R-rated buddy romp “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” as predicted, topped the domestic box office for the second weekend in a row as Hollywood's newest releases slumped into theaters, all three opening short of $6 million.

Starring Samuel L. Jackson as an imprisoned assassin who needs the help of bodyguard Ryan Reynolds, "Hitman" (which cost $30 million to make) earned $10 million this week in the U.S. and Canada for a cumulative total of $39.6 million. The action comedy, which received mixed reviews — earning a B+ rating on CinemaScore but a stale...

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