“Suicide Squad” Wins Box Office For Second Weekend
Suicide Squad won the box office again, despite strong threats from two newcomers. But the victory wasn’t entirely something to celebrate.
As Gossip Cop reported, the latest DC Comics movie had a record-breaking opening last week. The star-studded flick earned $133.7 million in its debut, making it the highest-grossing August opening of all time. But now in its second week, the film dropped more than 60 percent and took in $43.8 million.
That was still enough to hang on to the number one spot, but far from last week’s massive win. In fact, Sausage Party put up a good fight and had a $33.6 million second-place opening. That made it the biggest debut for an animated R-rated film in history.
This weekend’s other new film, Pete’s Dragon, came in third with a debut haul of $21.5 million. Matt Damon’s Jason Bourne nabbed the fourth position with $13.6 million. And ticket sales of $11.5 put Bad Moms in the number five spot.
Rounding out the Top 10 were The Secret Life Of Pets in sixth with $8.8 million, while in seventh was Star Trek Beyond with receipts of $6.8 million. Florence Foster Jenkins secured eighth with $6.6 million, and Nine Lives came in ninth with $3.5 million. Just making it into the Top 10 was Lights Out with $3.2 million.