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‘Hitman’ on top, but box office is worst since 2001

LOS ANGELES: Weekend North American box-office sales were the lowest in nearly 16 years, allowing previous leader "The Hitman's Bodyguard" to hold its top spot with an underwhelming $10.3 million take. "No need to sugarcoat it, this was a miserable weekend. The combined gross of the top twelve failed to total over $50 million, something that hasn't happened in an August weekend in over 20 years." industry watcher Boxofficemojo.com said. Harvey, the deadly hurricane-turned-tropical storm, led to some theater closings in…