“Suicide Squad” Wins Box Office, Breaks August Record

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Suicide Squad Box Office

By Shari Weiss

BOX OFFICE

Suicide Squad Box Office

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Suicide Squad won the box office this weekend. It also broke a record set just two years ago by Guardians Of The Galaxy.

That Marvel superhero movie became the biggest August opening of all time when it debuted in 2014 with $94.3 million. But Suicide Squad made that number look like chump change. The star-studded DC comics flick debuted with $135 million in ticket sales, which not only earned it the August record title, but also made the movie the third-highest opening of 2016. And all that’s despite the negative reviews Suicide Squad received from critics.

Perhaps needless to say, but with a gross that large, it was a big drop to get down to the rest of this weekend’s Top 10. Jason Bourne took the number two spot with $22.7 million, falling more than 60 percent from its debut last week. Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell’s Bad Moms finished in third with $14.2 million. Ticket sales of $11.5 million put the animated family film The Secret Life Of Pets at number four. Meanwhile, Star Trek Beyond nabbed fifth with a box office haul of $10.2 million.

Rounding out the Top 10 were Nine Lives, in which Kevin Spacey is turned into a cat. It came in sixth place with $6.5 million. Landing in the number seven spot was the horror film Lights Out, wth receipts of $6 million. Nerve secured eighth with $4.9 million, while Ghostbusters was ninth with $4.8 million. Just making it into the Top 10 was Ice Age: Collision Course with $4.3 million.

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