In what was essentially the last weekend of Summer 2016, Don’t Breathe took the top spot at the box office with $26 million. It’s just slightly above director Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead remake and a better opening than last month’s Lights Out but it was below other summer horror fare like The Conjuring 2 and The Purge: Election Year. It’s well above expectations and audience and critical support seems to be with it as well.
Suicide Squad dropped to second with another $12.1 million, putting it over $282 million domestically and $636 million worldwide, making it the eighth best performing movie of the year behind fellow DCEU movie Batman v Superman.
Kubo and the Two Strings actually moved up from fourth to third this weekend and had a fairly low drop off from last weekend, so maybe the positive word of mouth is helping it out. It made another $7.9 million, putting it over $24 million for it’s two weeks out.
Sausage Party dropped from second to fourth with $7.6 million, putting it over $80 million for it’s three weeks out.
Mechanic: Resurrection debuted in fifth place with $7.5 million, the 20th best opening for Jason Statham but about on par with expectations. The first Mechanic made $11.4 million it’s opening weekend back in 2011.
Further down the charts, Ben-Hur barely stayed in the top ten in it’s second week with $4.5 million, putting it at $19.5 million for it’s two weeks out, a far cry from the $100+ million it cost to make.
On the limited front, Hell or High Water expanded to another 437 theaters and took in another $3.7 million while Southside with You opened in 813 theaters and made $3 million while Hands of Stone opened in 810 theaters and made $1.7 million and it will expand wide this coming week before the Labor Day holiday.
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.