Date: 13th September 2016

Tom Hanks Sully drama storms US box office.

Tom Hanks' latest movie Sully has taken the lead in the North American box chart over the weekend.

The action-adventure film made $35.5m (27m) between Friday and Sunday, according to studio estimates.

Directed by Clint Eastwood, Sully recreates the real-life 2009 'miracle on the Hudson' emergency landing.

It exceeded expectations of its first week's takings, which were around $25m (19m), to knock the last fortnight's leader Don't Breathe into third place.

The thriller about three teenagers who burgle a house but find that its blind owner is not as helpless as he appears made $8.2m (6m).

In second place came new opener When the Bough Breaks, which made $15m (11m).

Source: Press Release