“Suicide Squad” Holds Off Newcomers to Win the Weekend


There was noting terribly notable about this weekend at the box office – three new films debuts but none could unseat last week’s top two. Here’s what went down:

Suicide Squad managed to hold on to the top spot at the box office for the third weekend in a row, bringing in $20.7 million to raise its total to an excellent $262 million. For all the critical drubbings the film has taken, the fact that it’s narrowing in on $300 million is a good thing and demonstrates that Will Smith made a good move passing on Independence Day: Resurgence for entry into the expanding DC Universe.

As for the rest of the top five, Sausage Party was in second place with $15 million. The three new debuts followed, with War Dogs in third with an “ok” $14 million. Kubo and the Two-Strings hit fourth place with $12 million, while the $100 million budgeted Ben-Hur remake bombed big time, landing in fourth place with an awful $11 million.

So, to recap, here were 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

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

1) Suicide Squad – $20.7 million
2) Sausage Party – $15 million
3) War Dogs – $14 million
4) Kubo and the Two-Strings – $12 million
5) Ben-Hur – $11 million

Next weekend sees the release of Don’t Breathe, Hands of Stone and Mechanic: Resurrection. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!





About Andy Burns

Andy Burns is the Interactive Content Editor for SiriusXM Canada, and has been the Editor-In-Chief of the pop culture website Biff Bam Pop! since its inception in 2008. He is also a Staff Writer for Rue Morgue Magazine. Andy's book, Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, was published in 2015 by ECW Press. His next book, on Stephen King's The Stand, will be published by Cemetery Dance in 2018.

Posted on August 21, 2016, in box office predictions, General, movies and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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