“Suicide Squad” Stays Strong in its Second Weekend

In keeping with DC film tradition, last week’s number one had a substantial fall from grace, while an R-rated animated film made an impact. Here’s what went down:


Suicide Squad managed to hold on to the top spot at the box office for the second week in a row with relative ease, bringing in an estimated $44 million, raising its two week total to a solid $223 million. The downside of that still strong number is the film fell 67% week to week, which is close to the 69% decline that Batman vs. Superman was hit with in its second weekend. It will be interesting to see if Suicide Squad is able to clear $300 in North America before its run is over.

Debuting in second place with a solid $33 million the R-rated Sausage Party from Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg. Clearly adults were interested to see how raunchy the duo would get, and with decent reviews and word of mouth, the audience managed to come away satisfied.

As for the rest of the top five, Pete’s Dragon could only muster up $19.5 to land in third place, not the sort of number Disney would have liked to see. Jason Bourne is estimated to land in fourth place with $13 million, while Bad Moms closed things out in fifth place with $11 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) Suicide Squad – $38 million
2) Pete’s Dragon – $35 million
3) Sausage Party – $29 million
4) Jason Bourne – $11 million
5) Bad Moms – $9 million

And here’s how the weekend is estimated to turn out:

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) Suicide Squad – $44 million
2) Sausage Party – $33 million
3) Pete’s Dragon – $19.5 million
4) Jason Bourne – $13 million
5) Bad Moms – $11 million

Next weekend sees the release of War Dogs and Ben-Hur. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!

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