“Don’t Breathe” Hits the Top of the Box Office

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Forget me and the dog days of summer. For this weekend, at least, theatres got a second wind, thanks to the arrival of a new horror film. Here’s what went down:

Don’t Breathe, the new collaboration between director Fede Alvarez and producer Sam Raimi, opened with an outstanding $26 million to land in first place at the box office. Audiences were interested in the movie which, with a budget of just $10 million, is already a big hit. While genre films tend to have steep drop offs week to week, in this case it won’t matter, as the core audience has clearly been well served. 

As for the rest of the top five, Suicide Squad fell to second place with $12 million. Kubo and the Two-Strings was in third place with $7.9 million, while Sausage Party was in fourth place with $7.6 million. The new Jason Statham film Mechanic: Resurrection debut in fifth place with a lacklustre $7.5 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) Don’t Breathe – $22 million
2) Suicide Squad – $11 million
3) Kubo and the Two-Strings– $9 million
4) War Dogs – $8.5 million
5) Sausage Party – $7 million

And here’s how the weekend turned out:

1) Don’t Breathe – $26 million
2) Suicide Squad – $12 million
3) Kubo and the Two-Stringd – $7.99 million
4) Sausage Party – $7.6 million
5) Mechanic: Resurrection – $7.5 million

Next weekend sees the release of Morgan. 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 28, 2016, in Andy Burns, box office predictions, movies and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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