Set to post $5.1 million in second weekend receipts (cume now $17.7 million), "The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature" falls two places to #5. In doing so, the Lionsgate release is on track to top last week's victor, Annabelle: Creation, and fellow newcomer Logan Lucky, Steven Soderbergh's first film in four years.
While Hitman's Bodyguard received mixed reviews by critics, its star power likely drew audiences this weekend - which was a slow one for the summer without any blockbuster competition in theaters.
Starring Reynolds as an "executive protection agent" tasked with safely escorting a top assassin (Jackson) to testify against a dictator, The Hitman's Bodyguard is poised to slightly exceed industry projections, which had pegged it in the $15 million to $20 million range.
Critics, however, loved Soderbergh's first film since his self-proclaimed retirement four years ago, giving it a 93 percent rating.
The latest in the Conjuring world from Warner Bros., Annabelle's box office earnings this week dropped 56% from its debut weekend of $35 million.
The Bleecker Street production stars Channing Tatum, Adam Driver and Riley Keough in an unconventional heist comedy, with a sort of dysfunctional "Oceans 11"-style team planning a huge robbery at a NASCAR race". Check out the August 18-20 figures below.