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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.