Sully soars over Bridget Jones at US box office

Bridget Jones’s Baby, Blair Witch and Snowden didn’t ground Sully at the US weekend box office.

The dramatisation of the Miracle on the Hudson – directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks as Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger – remained at number one for the second week with $22 million (£16.9 million).

A trio of newcomers failed to fly close to the haul earned by Sully.

The horror revival Blair Witch nabbed $9.7 million (£7.4 million) to come in second, while the comedy Bridget Jones’s Baby, starring Renee Zellweger, crawled away with $8.2 million (£6.3 million).

Snowden, which features Joseph Gordon-Levitt portraying NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, opened in fourth with $8 million (£6.1 million).

The debut marks the lowest in filmmaker Oliver Stone’s career.

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