The last weekend of summer kinda flew by, didn't it? It was a sleepy one at the box office, as the low budget horror hit Don't Breathe repeated in first place, bringing in $15 million over three days and $19 million over four days, an excellent drop from last week, as its total now sits at $55 million so far, a big success for a film costing just $10 million to produce. In second was Suicide Squad, which hit $300 million over the four day frame, and now rests on $672 million globally. That kind of number is very depressing to see for a movie so poorly received, I gotta tell ya.
Kubo and the Two Strings and Pete's Dragon were neck and neck for the family audience over the holiday, with Kubo coming out on top only after the Labor Day totals were added in, with nearly $9 million, while Pete's Dragon earned about $8.5 million. Of course, neither one is a huge hit with audiences, but at least Dragon did pass its production budget of $65 million this weekend. Sausage Party rounded out the top five with $6.4 million as its own total nears $90 million domestic. New release The Light Between Oceans earned a paltry $6 million on top of mixed reviews while the ski-fi Morgan completely bombed with under $3 million from over 2000 theaters. Yikes.
Top 5 (4-Day totals):
- Don't Breathe- $19.7 million
- Suicide Squad- $12.7 million
- Kubo and the Two Strings- $8.7 million
- Pete's Dragon- $8.4 million
- Sausage Party- $6.4 million
Bad Moms officially crossed the $100 million mark, becoming the first film to do so for the upstart studio STX, and in limited release, Hell or High Water continues to thrive, looking on its way to secure possibly $30-$40 million overall. As September rolls on, the major new release next weekend is Tom Hanks and Clint Eastwood's Sully, which has garnered some solid reviews out of its premiere in Telluride this weekend, but not a lot on the horizon this month, as is typically the case as movies begin targeting the adult audience and summer blockbuster season comes to an end. It couldn't come any faster, especially this year.