In his newest movie, the Clint Eastwood-directed “Sully,” Tom Hanks plays US Airways pilots Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who famously made an emergency plane landing in the Hudson River. It’s expected to top the box office when it debuts against fellow newcomers “When the Bough Breaks,” “The Wild Life” and “The Disappointments Rooms.” See how other Hanks movies fared in their opening weekends in the U.S.
U.S. opening weekend: $110.3M
The three-quel was the first animated movie to pass the $1 billion mark worldwide.
U.S. opening weekend: $77M
Dan Brown's blockbuster novel translated worldwide — "Code" broke the box office record with a $152.6M worldwide opening. (Previous record was "Star Wars: Episode III" with $144.8M)
U.S. opening weekend: $57.4M
The sequel was the highest-grossing animated film of the year and worldwide grosses tallied $485M.
U.S. opening weekend: $46.2M
Although "Angels and Demons" didn't surpass "Da Vinci Code's" opening weekend, Tom Hanks is attached to star in the next Dan Brown-Robert Langdon thriller, "Inferno."
U.S. opening weekend: $30.6M
Hanks earned his fourth Oscar nom, and worldwide grosses totaled $481M.
U.S. opening weekend: $30M
Although "Catch Me" placed second in its debut at the weekend box office (to "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers), domestic gross totaled $164.6M.
U.S. opening box office: $29.1M
Pixar's first film was a huge box office hit — "Toy Story" was the top-grossing film of the year, beating both "Batman Forever" and Hanks' own "Apollo 13."
U.S. opening weekend: $28.9M
Hanks earned his last Oscar nomination for the film, even with Wilson the Volleyball stealing scenes.
U.S. opening weekend: $26M
"Captain Phillips" placed second to "Gravity" — but two adult-skewing films at the top of the box office is great news for the studios. "With 'Gravity' in the market, an opening like this for 'Captain Phillips' speaks volumes to its potential longevity," said Sony worldwide distribution prexy Rory Bruer. "I think Tom's performance is one that everyone will want to see."
U.S. opening weekend: $25.4M
Hanks reunited with "Splash" director Ron Howard and ruled the box office for 3 weeks.
U.S. opening weekend: 15.4 million
Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies” opened at the lower end of projections, which pegged it for a $15-20 million launch. It faced competition from newcomers “Goosebumps” (which opened in the first place), “Crimson Peak” and “Woodlawn,” as well as the third week of “The Martian.”