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Suicide Squad was able to remain on top of the box office results for the third weekend in a row, giving it another accomplishment to add to its growing list. The rest of the films proved some of the most predictable in recent weekends.
Suicide Squad might come out on top for the third week in a row, but that’s the least interesting box office story here. Rather, will Sausage Party maintain its second spot, or will War Dogs ruin that? And will Ben-Hur be able to crack the top five?
Suicide Squad may have taken spot number one as was predicted, but it wasn’t the winner of the weekend. Instead, it turned out to be the surprise hit of the weekend: Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s R-rated food-based animated comedy, Sausage Party. It was predicted to make a modest $15-20 million in its opening weekend and ended Sunday evening with $34 million.
Suicide Squad will easily take first place again in this weekend’s box office race, but if it falls too steeply, it could be a bad sign for the future. Plus, expect newcomers Pete’s Dragon and Sausage Party to make some waves.
Suicide Squad may have dominated the weekend, bringing this weekend to its biggest numbers yet, but the sharp drops it suffered from might indicate a larger problem for the film, and the DC Extended Universe at large, going forward.
Before it has even opened domestically, Suicide Squad sits at 28 percent with 149 reviews. But while these reviews are certainly a blow, they won’t stop die-hard fans and those wanting to determine an opinion for themselves from going out to the theater this weekend.
Jason Bourne dominated the box office this weekend with a surprisingly large haul, leaving Star Trek Beyond and Bad Moms to duke it out for second and third place.
After Jeremy Renner’s outing in the Bourne franchise in 2012, Matt Damon is back as the titular character and that fact alone should draw crowds to the action movie this weekend. We predict that Jason Bourne will easily come out on top, beating contenders like Star Trek Beyond and Bad Moms.
Part of the reason Star Trek Beyond fell short here at home is thanks to the crowded summer box office. This is only the sixth weekend on record to have five separate films each gross at least $20 million in the same weekend, after all, and 3rd through 5th place were all very nearly tied.
Another prospective summer tentpole, Star Trek Beyond, bows this weekend after its world premiere at SDCC on Wednesday, though it remains to be seen if it can break out past other live action studio hopefuls that have had lackluster openings this year.
Unfortunately for Sony Pictures, Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters made what it was expected to make, rather than meeting its stretch goal. With nearly any other film, this wouldn’t be a cause for concern. But with this reboot of the 1984 comedy classic, there are a few reasons to hesitate over this opening weekend intake.
Paul Feig’s new Ghostbusters reboot arrives in theaters this weekend, and people across the board are waiting on tenterhooks to see where its box office numbers will fall. Plenty of reviews are in for the film, and they’re trending mostly positive. The film has been receiving good word of mouth, which should help it perform slightly above expected.
The Secret Life of Pets shocks with a massive opening weekend, taking in over $100 million. Plus, The Legend of Tarzan barely edges out Finding Dory for second place.
Finding Dory will find itself dethroned this weekend by another animated film about talking animals: Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets. And where will Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates land after its first weekend?
Finding Dory did it again over the 4th of July weekend, swimming past guppies The Legend of Tarzan and The Purge: Election Year to the top of the 4-day weekend box office – the third straight week that the Pixar sequel has held the number one spot.
Finding Dory will just keep swimming to the top spot again this weekend, leaving the real battle for 2nd place. Newcomers The Purge: Election Year, The Legend of Tarzan, and The BFG will duke it out to see where they land in spots 2nd through 4th.
Just like fellow Disney-Pixar all star Toy Story 3, Finding Dory fell only 46% in its second weekend, blowing big budget newcomer Independence Day: Resurgence out of the water and bypassing our projection by nearly $6 million to take its rightful 1st place.
To say that Finding Dory has made a, well, splash, is an understatement. It’s a tidal wave, at least. Dory will stick around in 1st place for at least another weekend, easily holding off new openers Independence Day: Resurgence, Free State of Jones, and The Shallows.
Finding Dory not only exceeded expectations but blew them away this weekend, leaving every other animated film in its wake. At a tremendous $135 million, Dory nearly doubled Finding Nemo’s 2003 opening.
Finding Nemo was the highest opening Disney-Pixar had ever seen. And though the best opening has since been taken over by Toy Story 3 in 2010, Nemo is still the third highest grossing film in their repertoire. Early estimates are putting Dory between the two, though some outsize projections have it beating out TS3.
The Conjuring 2 easily scared up a 1st place win this weekend, pulling out all the spooky stops to open at $40.4 million, just $1.5 million shy of the 2013 original and a little ahead of last week’s prediction. Warcraft and Now You See Me 2 flip-flopped, with Warcraft claiming 2nd and finishing about as expected with $24.2 million for its first weekend.
Only three of the Top 10 films this weekend aren’t sequels, and only one of those resides in the Top 5. Newcomers The Conjuring 2, Now You See Me 2, and Warcraft will take the top spots, and though 1st place is easy, 2nd and 3rd are a bit more up in the air.
Everything performed about as expected this weekend, with the notable exception of 2nd place X-Men: Apocalypse falling faster than anticipated and Me Before You picking up the slack. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows brought in its predicted $35 million, certainly not wowing anyone.
The Turtles face off against Professor X’s students this weekend in something reminiscent of mid-90s Saturday morning cartoons. Out of the Shadows should have no problem claiming 1st place, with X-Men: Apocalypse trailing behind in its second week out.
This year’s Memorial Day box office was a bit of an improvement from 2015’s, but not by much. Though The Angry Birds Movie, Captain America: Civil War, and Neighbors 2 performed about as expected over the 4-day, openers X-Men: Apocalypse and Alice Through the Looking Glass fell a bit shy of their marks.
With a X-Men: Apocalypse on the horizon and the follow up to the Disney’s live action Alice in Wonderland on its heels, how will things shake out this holiday weekend?
The Angry Birds Movie swooped into theaters this weekend, surprising everyone by overtaking Captain America: Civil War for the #1 spot.
Predicting this weekend is like splitting hairs. Captain America: Civil War will have a sizable third weekend to be sure, but newcomers The Angry Birds Movie and Neighbors 2 will duke it out for a chance at 1st place.
Captain America: Civil War fell harder than expected, a nearly 60% decline thanks to The Jungle Book barely dropping at all, and Money Monster over-performing. The latest Marvel flick pulled in $72.6 million in its second weekend out, bringing its domestic total to $295.966 million and worldwide to $942,892 million.
Captain America: Civil War will easily take the top spot in its second weekend, facing no real competition from newcomers Money Monster or The Darkness.