"Sully" is based on the true story of US Airways pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who had to land a plane in the Hudson River after a flock of geese destroyed both engines of the aircraft shortly after leaving LeGuardia Airport. He was quickly deemed a hero after saving the lives of all the passengers and crew on the plane, but the National Transportation Safety Board opened an investigation and reported that Sully should have been able to make it back to the airport and that landing in the Hudson River was unnecessary. He may have survived the incredible ordeal, but he finds himself fighting to save his career.
There's no doubt about it. Americans like heroes and Tom Hanks, and when a movie combines both of those things into a single role, it's likely to be a hit.
Tom Hanks returned to his old winning form this weekend, as his latest turned in on of the best September opening weekends in Hollywood history.
Tom Hanks was on top of the world again, as his 'Sully' was the nation's top movie for a second weekend in a row. The weekend was a different story for 'Blair Witch,' which failed to win over moviegoers.
No new big-budget action movies are going to hit theaters this week, but one moderately-budgeted drama about a heroic pilot is expected to be the week's top earner.