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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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Source: Box Office Mojo

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