Weekend Box Office: ‘Suicide Squad’ crushes, but ‘Sausage Party’ surprises

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HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 15, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — “Suicide Squad” keeps its No. 1 slot as it performed as expected for its second weekend in release.

Box Office Mojo is reporting the anti-hero action movie, which stars Margot Robbie, Will Smith and Jared Leto, took in an estimated $43.7 million, bringing its domestic total to $222.8 million. The film has an estimated worldwide gross of $465.3 million.

“Sausage Party” surprised industry experts with a $33.6 million opening, outperforming expectations and placing the film firmly in second place. The R-rated animated comedy, which now has an 82 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, took in an extra $2.6 million overseas, bringing its global total to $36.2 million.

Underperforming its way to third place was Disney’s family feature, “Pete’s Dragon,’ starring Bryce Dallas Howard and Robert Redford. The re-imagining of the 1977 film was expected to bring in $31.0 million over the weekend, but has earned an estimated $21.5 million domestically, with another $5.1 million from foreign distribution.

“Jason Bourne” drops from second place to fourth place its third week in theaters. The spy thriller, starring Matt Damon, took in an estimated $13.6 million bringing its total U.S. ticket sales to $126.7 million. The film has earned $246.1 million globally since its Aug. 14 release.

In fifth place is the Mila Kunis comedy “Bad Moms,” taking in an estimated weekend total of $11.4 million its third weekend in release. “Bad Moms” has an estimated domestic total of $71.4 million with a global tally of $85.0 million.


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