War Dogs looking to shut down Suicide Squad

Though there are new releases hitting theaters this weekend, none of them have much buzz going for them, and as they’re being released during the dog days of summer, they’re unlikely to have much traction. Will any come out on top? Here’s our prediction:

War Dogs is the highest profile new release this weekend, thanks to director Todd Phillips and stars Miles Teller and Jonah Hill. However, though Phillips gets kudos for the Hangover films (well, at least the first one), neither Hill nor Teller can open a film, even though they’re both outstanding actors. And with War Dogs falling into the dramatic category, odds are its not going to find a huge audience this weekend. Look for a third place debut with $14 million.

Also out this weekend are the Ben-Hur remake (which has a decent trailer) and the animated Kubo and the Two-Strings, neither of which have very much buzz going for them and will likely not find favour with audiences. Look for Ben-Hur to hit fifth place with $13 million, while Kubo won’t make the top five.

As for the rest of the top five, Suicide Squad should hold on to the top spot with $19 million. Sausage Party will be in second with $16 million, while Pete’s Dragon will close out the top five with $11 million.

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) Suicide Squad – $19 million
2) Sausage Party – $16 million
3) War Dogs – $14 million
4) Ben-Hur – $13 million
5) Pete’s Dragon – $11 million

Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!


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