Weekend box office: ‘Suicide Squad’ kills ‘Jason Bourne’

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 7, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — There was no contest this past weekend as Warner Bros. newest superhero film took over the box office with an estimated domestic total of $135.1 million.

According to Box Office Mojo, “Suicide Squad” now holds the largest August opening weekend ever as it trounced the “Guardians of the Galaxy” 2014 record of $94.3 million.

The film has earned an additional $132.0 million overseas bringing its global total to $267.1 million.

Dropping to second place is Matt Damon’s return to the “Jason Bourne” franchise. The new action/thriller, “Jason Bourne,” took home an estimated $22.7 million its second weekend in release, the film has a domestic total of $103.4 million with a worldwide take of $195.3 million globally.

“Bad Moms” hung in at third place for earning an estimated $14.2 million in it’s sophomore week. The comedy starring Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate and Kristen Bell, has a domestic tally of $51.0 million with a worldwide box office of $56.5 million.

“The Secret Life of Pets” also stood its ground as it remained in fourth place. The animated film starring the vocal talents of Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Lake Bell took home $11.5 million. “The Secret Life of Pets” has earned an estimated U.S. total of $319.5 million with a global total of $502.1 million in its five weeks in theaters.

“Star Trek Beyond” beams into fifth place from last week’s number two slot. The sci-fi film, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and Simon Pegg, took home an estimated $10.2 million from domestic theaters it’s third weekend out, bringing its total U.S. take to $127.9 million. The film has earned an estimated $194.4 million globally.


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