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Weekend Box Office Report: August 12-14, 2016

08.14.2016

Suicide Squad stays on top!

For a second weekend, DC's supervillains took control of the box office and kept SUICIDE SQUAD at #1 with an estimated $43.7 million!

That represents a 67% loss of business from the movie's record-breaking opening weekend, but the team of expendable bad guys still managed to set another record for biggest second weekend in August (inching past the $42.1 million second weekend of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY in 2014).

As a point of reference, the second-weekend drops for this year's other big comic book movies: 69% for BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, 65% for X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, 59% for CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR and 57% for DEADPOOL.

Even with a 67% drop, SUICIDE SQUAD managed to fight off the new competitors and has an impressive 10-day domestic total of $222.8 million, and a worldwide total of $465 million.

Opening in second place was SAUSAGE PARTY with $33.6 million. The new R-rated animated comedy from Seth Rogen and Evan Golberg reportedly cost only $19 million to produce, and had a stronger start than the $21.7 million first weekend of Rogen's human-form comedy NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RISING in May. Critics laughed along with the lewd food with an 82% average on Rotten Tomatoes.

In third was the live-action version of Disney's PETE'S DRAGON with an opening of $21.5 million. The update of the studio's 1977 fairy tale didn't make quite the same impression as this summer's hit remake of THE JUNGLE BOOK (although PETE'S DRAGON was a relatively cheap $65 million to make compared to the $175 reported cost of Mowgli's digitally created world). Critics enjoyed their time with the boy and his large green friend with 85% on Rotten Tomatoes.

JASON BOURNE slipped down to fourth place with $13.6 million as the Matt Damon thriller passed the domestic totals of THE BOURNE IDENTITY ($121.6 million) and spinoff THE BOURNE LEGACY ($113.2 million). Damon's fourth time as the amnesiac spy has a worldwide total of $246.2 million.

The R-rated comedy BAD MOMS was in fifth with $11.4 million, and is up to a solid $71.4 million domestic total on a reported cost of $20 million. In sixth was the animated family feature THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS with $8.8 million as it nears a worldwide total of $600 million. STAR TREK BEYOND was in seventh with $6.8 million for a domestic total of $139.6 million after four weekends in theaters.

The new Meryl Streep comedy-drama FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS opened in eighth place with $6.5 million (on about 1500 screens). The biopic of the questionably talented socialite-turned-opera singer cost a reported $19 million and was applauded by critics with an 86% average on Rotten Tomatoes.

Appropriately in ninth was NINE LIVES with $3.5 million, a 44% drop from last week's opening for the Kevin Spacey cat comedy. The horror movie LIGHTS OUT finished up the list with $3.2 million and a domestic total of $61 million on a $5 million cost.

Outside the chart, ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE disappeared with the reboot of GHOSTBUSTERS and the thriller NERVE. In limited release, the critically acclaimed Chris Pine/Ben Foster/Jeff Bridges modern Western HELL OR HIGH WATER had a decent $18k per-screen average at 32 locations.

Next weekend brings the update of historical epic BEN-HUR from WANTED director Timur Bekmambetov, the stop-motion animated KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS from studio Laika (CORALINE), and the R-rated Jonah Hill/Miles Teller comedy WAR DOGS from THE HANGOVER series director Todd Phillips.

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Suicide Squad $43.7 M $222.8 M
2. Sausage Party $33.6 M
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3. Pete's Dragon $21.5 M
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4. Jason Bourne $13.6 M $126.7 M
5. Bad Moms $11.4 M $71.4 M
6. The Secret Life of Pets $8.8 M $335.9 M
7. Star Trek Beyond $6.8 M $139.6 M
8. Florence Foster Jenkins $6.5 M
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9. Nine Lives $3.5 M $13.5 M
10. Lights Out $3.2 M $61.1 M

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10:54AM on 08/15/2016
Suicide Squad kicked ass. Finally a movie that didn't spoil everything in the trailers and was every bit as awesome as they portrayed it to be.
Suicide Squad kicked ass. Finally a movie that didn't spoil everything in the trailers and was every bit as awesome as they portrayed it to be.
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5:42AM on 08/15/2016
despite coming in second, Sausage Fest broke the record for opening for R-rated animated film. The South Park movie only did $11million its first weekend. in short, we need more mainstream R-rated animated films
despite coming in second, Sausage Fest broke the record for opening for R-rated animated film. The South Park movie only did $11million its first weekend. in short, we need more mainstream R-rated animated films
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1:01AM on 08/15/2016

Bad for Mel...

Saw blood father this week-end ! It was gritty, bad-ass and also funny !! Too bad for mel that it's not a box office succes cause it's awesome...
Saw blood father this week-end ! It was gritty, bad-ass and also funny !! Too bad for mel that it's not a box office succes cause it's awesome...
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5:31AM on 08/15/2016
I'm pretty sure it's currently in very limited release.
I'm pretty sure it's currently in very limited release.
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12:05AM on 08/15/2016

Good

Way to go suicide squad
Way to go suicide squad
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10:54PM on 08/14/2016

Awesome!

I'm rooting for both DC and Marvel to keep it going. I'll take fun adaptations over remakes and reboots any day. Although, I wouldn't mind a reboot of X-Men. ;-)
I'm rooting for both DC and Marvel to keep it going. I'll take fun adaptations over remakes and reboots any day. Although, I wouldn't mind a reboot of X-Men. ;-)
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10:02PM on 08/14/2016
And Ghostbusters is no where in the top 10!
And Ghostbusters is no where in the top 10!
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8:48PM on 08/14/2016
Star Trek cost 10 million more than Suicide Squad and made only 140 m in 4 weeks, and a total of 211 worldwide. But I didn't hear anyone saying it is a big flop, a financial disaster, or anything like it. Meanwhile, Suicide Squad apparently needs like 800 million to break even. What a mystery...
Star Trek cost 10 million more than Suicide Squad and made only 140 m in 4 weeks, and a total of 211 worldwide. But I didn't hear anyone saying it is a big flop, a financial disaster, or anything like it. Meanwhile, Suicide Squad apparently needs like 800 million to break even. What a mystery...
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8:44PM on 08/14/2016

Good, but . . .

DC does need to knock it out of the park with Wonder Woman. Audiences will only keep supporting them for so long, otherwise. They might make money now regardless, but as of right now they won't have the longevity of Marvel.
DC does need to knock it out of the park with Wonder Woman. Audiences will only keep supporting them for so long, otherwise. They might make money now regardless, but as of right now they won't have the longevity of Marvel.
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7:54PM on 08/14/2016

I'm glad

As much hate as Suicide Squad is getting from fanboys on the internet, it was better than BvS and MoS put together. They are obviously improving as they go. Be a Marvel Fanboy, that's fine, but don't be bias with your opinions on the sole purpose that this movie isn't Marvel made.

This movie deserves the attention its getting. You mad about that? stay mad.
As much hate as Suicide Squad is getting from fanboys on the internet, it was better than BvS and MoS put together. They are obviously improving as they go. Be a Marvel Fanboy, that's fine, but don't be bias with your opinions on the sole purpose that this movie isn't Marvel made.

This movie deserves the attention its getting. You mad about that? stay mad.
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7:52PM on 08/15/2016
I don't get it either; grew up reading comics in the 80's, and would buy Justice League, X-Men, Spidey, Doom Patrol...whatever. There was rarely any people at the comic shop that would be one or the other...it only got snobby when Image and Valiant came along...they were the Nirvana and Temple Of The Dog to Marvel/DC's Bon Jovi and Def Leppard
I don't get it either; grew up reading comics in the 80's, and would buy Justice League, X-Men, Spidey, Doom Patrol...whatever. There was rarely any people at the comic shop that would be one or the other...it only got snobby when Image and Valiant came along...they were the Nirvana and Temple Of The Dog to Marvel/DC's Bon Jovi and Def Leppard
5:47PM on 08/14/2016
Biggest second weekend ever in August?! Really?! Who fucking cares about ridiculous statistics like that?! These idiotic people sure love to butter their own biscuit...
Biggest second weekend ever in August?! Really?! Who fucking cares about ridiculous statistics like that?! These idiotic people sure love to butter their own biscuit...
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6:09PM on 08/14/2016
The people at the studios making money hand over fist care.... and they're the ones who dictate what gets made.
The people at the studios making money hand over fist care.... and they're the ones who dictate what gets made.
7:28PM on 08/14/2016
I mean, this is an article about the box office. So that would be a relevant detail. Did you forget to take your medication this morning?
I mean, this is an article about the box office. So that would be a relevant detail. Did you forget to take your medication this morning?
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5:09PM on 08/14/2016
when i looked at the figure of 14756 dollars .Than I have no other choice but to accept , what i saw .They have been doing this for a year and get rid of their debts.. Yesterday they purchased new Aston Martin ......

CHECK MORE HERE-------->> www.JobsGap1.Com
when i looked at the figure of 14756 dollars .Than I have no other choice but to accept , what i saw .They have been doing this for a year and get rid of their debts.. Yesterday they purchased new Aston Martin ......

CHECK MORE HERE-------->> www.JobsGap1.Com
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5:09PM on 08/14/2016

Another terrible movie making money

This is why they (studios) won't stand back and try harder and really make these movies better, because they know they can get away with mediocre storylines, bad special effects, and a shitty end fight. As long as these fan's favorite characters are portrayed on screen, they will just eat it up, no matter how bad it's presented. This happens with these movies, as well as Transformers, and the Twilight series, fanboyism at it's worst.
This is why they (studios) won't stand back and try harder and really make these movies better, because they know they can get away with mediocre storylines, bad special effects, and a shitty end fight. As long as these fan's favorite characters are portrayed on screen, they will just eat it up, no matter how bad it's presented. This happens with these movies, as well as Transformers, and the Twilight series, fanboyism at it's worst.
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5:19PM on 08/14/2016
I take it that you really enjoyed Suicide Squad???
I take it that you really enjoyed Suicide Squad???
5:29PM on 08/14/2016
You enjoy ANYTHING comic book related so having a debate about a comic book movie with you would be like talking to a wall, I mean Green Lantern is one of your favorite DC films, so like I said, pointless.
You enjoy ANYTHING comic book related so having a debate about a comic book movie with you would be like talking to a wall, I mean Green Lantern is one of your favorite DC films, so like I said, pointless.
6:27PM on 08/14/2016
Your are taking this whole situation way too seriously.
Your are taking this whole situation way too seriously.
8:46PM on 08/14/2016
On the contrary. I believe you take it more seriously than I do. I'm sure you have WAY more posts on this site than I do.

How is me not liking a movie and stating things I dont like in it any different than you fanboying over every Marvel/DC article talking about how you loved or are excited about the movie?
On the contrary. I believe you take it more seriously than I do. I'm sure you have WAY more posts on this site than I do.

How is me not liking a movie and stating things I dont like in it any different than you fanboying over every Marvel/DC article talking about how you loved or are excited about the movie?
10:45PM on 08/14/2016
How does this "terrible film" making money affect your life in any way, shape, and/or form???
How does this "terrible film" making money affect your life in any way, shape, and/or form???
12:49AM on 08/15/2016
Where in my comment does this movie making money state it is changing my life in any shape or form?

How does my comment or my thoughts on this movie change YOUR life in any shape or form? I mean you completely negated answering any of my questions. You go from dodging my question by asking me a question that has nothing to do with anything.

Where in my comment does this movie making money state it is changing my life in any shape or form?

How does my comment or my thoughts on this movie change YOUR life in any shape or form? I mean you completely negated answering any of my questions. You go from dodging my question by asking me a question that has nothing to do with anything.

5:59AM on 08/15/2016
Then why keep complaining like you lost a bet or something due to the fact that this film is making money???
Then why keep complaining like you lost a bet or something due to the fact that this film is making money???
9:56AM on 08/15/2016
Then why do you keep coming on here praising everything DC does like you need to feel fulfilled that DC, in your opinion is doing something right and how amazing they are?

See where we are going with this?

I mean you have over 16,000 posts on this site, as well as filled out most of your joblo profile page, and you think I take this too seriously?
Then why do you keep coming on here praising everything DC does like you need to feel fulfilled that DC, in your opinion is doing something right and how amazing they are?

See where we are going with this?

I mean you have over 16,000 posts on this site, as well as filled out most of your joblo profile page, and you think I take this too seriously?
11:34AM on 08/15/2016
So
So
4:56PM on 08/14/2016
Went to go see star trek, oh man it was worse than I feared, but there actually were a lot of people there, hmmm
Went to go see star trek, oh man it was worse than I feared, but there actually were a lot of people there, hmmm
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10:03PM on 08/14/2016
Sorry you didn't like it. I thought it was great. Opinions. You know what they say about them.
Sorry you didn't like it. I thought it was great. Opinions. You know what they say about them.
12:46AM on 08/15/2016
Yepmand I agree. I wanted to like it, but I'm time people will agree I fear. Still, good size crowd which surprised me..
Yepmand I agree. I wanted to like it, but I'm time people will agree I fear. Still, good size crowd which surprised me..
4:22PM on 08/14/2016
Why do studios throw out these worthless box office statistics?
Why do studios throw out these worthless box office statistics?
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3:02PM on 08/14/2016

Nice!

keep on chugging SS, keep that DC train rollin'
keep on chugging SS, keep that DC train rollin'
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