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Weekend Box Office Report: August 19-21, 2016

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Suicide Squad is still #1!

The team of sundry super-criminals led the box office for a third straight weekend as SUICIDE SQUAD remained in first place with an estimated $20.7 million!

Granted, the latest DC Comics adaptation didn't exactly face much serious competition in August, but the other 2016 releases to successfully hold the top spot for three weeks were family-friendly movies ZOOTOPIA, THE JUNGLE BOOK and FINDING DORY, plus fellow adult-themed anti-hero DEADPOOL (the only R-rated entry in the bunch).

SUICIDE SQUAD has also crossed $300 million in international business, giving the David Ayer-directed PG-13 action movie a worldwide total of $572 million.

Hanging in second place was SAUSAGE PARTY with $15.3 million, a drop of 55% from last week's opening. The R-rated animated comedy from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg has a 10-day domestic total of $65.3 million on a reported cost of $19 million.

Opening in third place was the new Miles Teller/Jonah Hill R-rated comedy WAR DOGS with $14.3 million. The ostensibly fact-based movie from THE HANGOVER director Todd Phillips cost a reported $40 million, and was under the gun from critics with 59% on Rotten Tomatoes.

In fourth was the new stop-motion animated fantasy KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS with an opening of $12.6 million. Although it scored an exceptional 96% average from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, the $60 million adventure from studio Laika lagged behind the opening weekends of their previous releases CORALINE ($16.8 million), PARANORMAN ($14 million) and THE BOXTROLLS ($17.2 million).

The weekend's other new release was the historical epic BEN-HUR, which opened in fifth place with $11.3 million. The $100 million action-drama from WANTED and ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER director Timur Bekmambetov was left in the dust by critics with 29% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Disney's update of PETE'S DRAGON moved to sixth with $11.3 million, losing 47% from a third place opening last weekend. The PG-rated live-action version of the studio's family tale has a domestic total of $42.8 million after ten days (it cost a reported $60 million).

The R-rated comedy BAD MOMS continued its strong performance in seventh with another $8 million for a domestic total of $85 million after four weekends (on a $20 million budget). It placed just ahead of a movie it opened against, the Matt Damon sequel JASON BOURNE, which came in eighth with $7.9 million for a domestic total of $140.8 million.

In ninth place was the animated hit THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS with $5.7 million and a worldwide total that has climbed to $675 million. The Meryl Streep comedy-drama FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS was at the bottom of the list with $4.3 million, down only 34% from its opening on 1500 screens last week.

Outside the chart, STAR TREK BEYOND drifted into the void, NINE LIVES were all used up, and LIGHTS OUT stepped into the shadows. In limited release, the modern Western HELL OR HIGH WATER expanded onto 472 screens and made $2.6 million.

Next weekend offers a trio of R-rated releases as Jason Statham shoots a lot of people in the sequel MECHANIC: RESURRECTION, a blind Stephen Lang slaughters home invaders in the thriller DON'T BREATHE, and Robert De Niro teaches Edgar Ramirez how to punch in the boxing drama HANDS OF STONE.

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Suicide Squad $20.7 M $262.2 M
2. Sausage Party $15.3 M $65.3 M
3. War Dogs $14.3 M
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4. Kubo and the Two Strings $12.6 M
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5. Ben-Hur $11.3 M
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6. Pete's Dragon $11.3 M $42.8 M
7. Bad Moms $8 M $85.8 M
8. Jason Bourne $7.9 M $140.8 M
9. The Secret Life of Pets $5.7 M $346.7 M
10. Florence Foster Jenkins $4.3 M $14.4 M

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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8:54AM on 08/22/2016
I'm surprised more people aren't going on about Ben-Hur. What a massive bomb that was. Not sure how total global take in will look. But are studios honestly not looking at which remakes will appeal best to audiences. Me thinks not.
I'm surprised more people aren't going on about Ben-Hur. What a massive bomb that was. Not sure how total global take in will look. But are studios honestly not looking at which remakes will appeal best to audiences. Me thinks not.
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12:52AM on 08/22/2016
Glad to see Suicide Squad is going strong.
Glad to see Suicide Squad is going strong.
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8:21PM on 08/21/2016
Hell or High Water is the best movie ive seen this year.
Hell or High Water is the best movie ive seen this year.
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7:32PM on 08/21/2016

Glad to see SS holding

despite the critics thrashing. Saw it for a third and final time this week - just a good fun time at the movies. Sausage party is next on my list.
despite the critics thrashing. Saw it for a third and final time this week - just a good fun time at the movies. Sausage party is next on my list.
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5:08PM on 08/21/2016

Kubo!

Kubo was awesome! Laika knocked it out of the park again. They are what Pixar used to be....perfect! Its a shame that family movies with messages and subtext get passed over for fluff like life of pets. I just hope Laika gets the financial support to keep producing top notch films. Without pandering to the mouth breathers.
Kubo was awesome! Laika knocked it out of the park again. They are what Pixar used to be....perfect! Its a shame that family movies with messages and subtext get passed over for fluff like life of pets. I just hope Laika gets the financial support to keep producing top notch films. Without pandering to the mouth breathers.
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3:06PM on 08/21/2016
Glad I gave my money to little guy (Hell Or High Water), really enjoyed it even more so when the director of the film tweets right back at you.
Glad I gave my money to little guy (Hell Or High Water), really enjoyed it even more so when the director of the film tweets right back at you.
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2:41PM on 08/21/2016
Hell or High Water was absolutely great; solid story with some terrific performances from all around. Would love to see it get some recognition come Oscar time. It was THAT good.

And happy to see Suicide Squad still on top.
Hell or High Water was absolutely great; solid story with some terrific performances from all around. Would love to see it get some recognition come Oscar time. It was THAT good.

And happy to see Suicide Squad still on top.
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