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August 8 2016

Suicide Squad wins the weekend, but the story isn’t over

Bad reviews didn’t kill it… yet.

Suicide Squad had the biggest opening for an August film ever this weekend with $135.1M off of its $175M budget. Internationally it took in a further $132M for a global total of $267.1M. The proof in the pudding, however, is the film took in $65.3M on Friday and then dropped a massive 41 percent on Saturday, a much steeper decline than normal. We’ll see how this plays out next weekend, but I wouldn’t be too quick to say it’s going to overcome the onslaught of negative reviews.

Second place went to Jason Bourne which dropped 61.6 percent to take in $22.71M for a new domestic total of $103.41M and a global total of $195.31M off of a $120M budget.

Bad Moms had a good second weekend dropping just 40.4 percent to take in $14.2M for a new domestic total of $51M off of a $20M budget.

The Secret Life of Pets keeps chugging along to hold onto fourth place with $11.56M and a new domestic total of $319.57M and a global total of $182.6M for a new global total of $502.17M. Not bad for a $75M budget.

Rounding out the top five was Star Trek Beyond which took in $10.2M for a new domestic total of $127.9M and a global haul of  $194.4M off of a $185M budget. In short, this one is not doing well at all.

This week’s big releases are Pete’s Dragon and Sausage Party.

Curious how I think these films will do? Check out my The Movies of 2016 – 3nd Quarter report.



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