Weekend Box Office: ‘Don’t Breathe’ Stays On Top in Its Second Weekend
Sony’s Screen Gems and Stage 6 Films’ R-rated horror thriller Don’t Breathe yet again tops a relatively quiet weekend of underperforming newcomers, dropping just 40.6% in ticket sales.
Warner Bros.‘ Suicide Squad took the No. 2 spot for the weekend, and is likely to pull in $13 million over the usual dismal Labor Day weekend, which will push its domestic total past $300 million.
Walt Disney Pictures’ live action Pete’s Dragon vaults from No. 6 to No. 3 with $6.47 million through Sunday, narrowly edging out LAIKA and Focus Features’ Kubo and the Two Strings’ $6.467 million gross.
Rounding out the top five was Sony’s R-rated animated film Sausage Party, with a three-day estimate of $5.3 million.
Outside the top five, DreamWorks Pictures’ drama The Light Between Oceans, starring Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander, opened in sixth place with a modest $4.9 million. The film, which cost $20 million to make, received a B+ CinemaScore from audiences.
That opening was still not as bad as Fox’s low-budget sci-fi horror thriller Morgan, which absolutely bombed with just $1.96 million. Directed by Ridley Scott‘s son, Luke Scott, the film received a C+ CinemaScore.
September 2-4 three-day weekend estimates (not including Monday) are below.
1. Don’t Breathe — $15.7 million ($51.1 mil.)
2. Suicide Squad — $10 million ($297.4 mil.)
3. Pete’s Dragon — $6.47 million ($64.2 mil.)
4. Kubo and the Two Strings — $6.46 million ($34.3 mil.)
5. Sausage Party — $5.3 million ($88.4 mil.)
6. The Light Between Oceans — $4.9 million
7. Bad Moms — $4.74 million ($102.5 mil.)
8. War Dogs — $4.7 million ($35.2 mil.)
9. Hell or High Water — $4.5 million ($14.6 mil.)
10. Mechanic: Resurrection — $4.2 million ($14.4 mil.)
These smaller films turning a profit are the future. Ballooning budgets will hopefully be a thing of the past, giving way to more quality movies with smaller budgets.