With the newcomers failing to leave much of an impact at the box office this weekend, the Worst. Heroes. Ever. emerged victorious once again.
Pulling off the three-peat is Suicide Squad, which made $20.7 million in its third weekend. There isn’t much left to be said about the film’s commercial performance now, as it is clearly one of the few distinct hits of the summer. To date, David Ayer’s DC Extended Universe installment has grossed $262.2 million domestically and $572.6 million worldwide.
Coming in second is Sausage Party with $15.3 million. The R-rated animated movie took a 55.3 percent hit during its second weekend, which is a decent, if unremarkable, hold. It’s raised its Stateside total to $65.3 million. If Sausage Party keeps it up, the sequel Seth Rogen wants to make should come into fruition shortly.
Opening in third is War Dogs (read our review), the dark comedy from Todd Phillips. The film was the beneficiary of solid reviews, and the word-of-mouth was good heading into the weekend. Despite the director’s history with the popular Hangover trilogy and recognizable leads in the form of Miles Teller and Jonah Hill, War Dogs didn’t have that much appeal with general audiences. Over its first three days, it made $14.3 million, which is in line with expectations but not anything to write home about. However, the production budget was just $40 million, and the movie has taken in $20.8 million globally, so Warner Bros. should make their money back when it’s all said and done.
The #4 film is Kubo and the Two Strings (read our review), which made $12.6 million during its opening weekend. The latest film from Laika was a critical darling and featured some big names in the voice cast (Charlize Theron and Matthew McConaughey), but that wasn’t enough to lead to a strong box office intake. Kubo more or less performed similarly to other works from the studio, which has never been much of a commercial draw for mainstream moviegoers. The film cost $60 million to produce, and it will most likely have to rely on the worldwide numbers to turn a profit.
Rounding out the top five is Ben-Hur (read our review). The remake grossed $11.3 million in its opening weekend and is set to be the summer’s latest bomb. Ben-Hur was plagued by a slew of negative reviews, which certainly did not help make the case that it was worth seeing in theaters. For Paramount, this is a nightmare scenario, as the movie’s budget was $100 million (not including marketing costs).
In sixth is Pete’s Dragon, which made $11.3 million in its second weekend. The family film is now up to $42.8 million domestically.
Bad Moms comes in seventh place with $8 million. It has now made $85.8 million in the U.S.
Action sequel Jason Bourne is the #8 film. Making $7.9 million in its fourth weekend, the movie has now grossed $140.8 million domestically.
In ninth is The Secret Life of Pets with $5.7 million. The animated hit increased its domestic total to $346.7 million.
Capping off the top ten is Florence Foster Jenkins. Grossing $4.3 million in its second weekend, the drama is now up to $14.4 million
[NOTE: These are only weekend box office estimates — based on Friday and Saturday ticket sales coupled with adjusted expectations for Sunday. Official weekend box office results will be released on Monday, August 22 — at which time we’ll update this post with any changes.]
Source: Box Office Mojo