Date: 20th September 2016

Sully thwarts Bridget Jones return at US box office.

Bridget Jones's return to the big screen has entered the North American box office chart in third place, behind Tom Hanks' Sully and Blair Witch.

Renée Zellweger's reprisal of her romantic heroine after 12 years in Bridget Jones's Baby made $8.2m (£6.2m), according to studio estimates.

Meanwhile the Blair Witch revival came second after making $9.7m (£7.4m).

Both returns were pipped by Tom Hanks's Sully which held first place for a second week with $22m (£17m).

Directed by Clint Eastwood, Sully recreates the real-life 2009 "miracle on the Hudson" emergency landing by pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger.

He managed to land the US Airways plane in New York's Hudson River after it hit a flock of geese and all 155 people survived.

Source: Press Release