The Hitman's Bodyguard is hitting the target at the domestic Box Office, where it grossed an estimated $8 million Friday from 3,377 theaters for a projected $20 million-$21 million debut, more than enough to win the weekend ahead of Steven Soderbergh's Logan Lucky .
Audiences gave it a B+ CinemaScore, compared to a B for Logan Lucky , which conversely boasts a stellar 93 percent certified fresh RT score.
While a critical darling, Logan Lucky — made outside the Hollywood studio system — is turning in a disappointing performance.
Starring Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Riley Keough, Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes and Hilary Swank, Logan Lucky follows two brothers' attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.
At the specialty box office, Fox Searchlight is debuting Sundance sensation Patti Cakes$ in 14 locations, while The Weinstein Co.'s Wind River makes a major expansion as it ups its theater count to nearly 700 locations.
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