Box Office Results: Suicide Squad rocks a $135M debut despite critics
The Weekend Box-Office results are rolling in, showing a limited number of new releases thanks to the Warner Bros. hit “Suicide Squad”, which took the top-spot with a $135M debut. The film ran mostly unopposed this weekend, with the EuropaCorp comedy “Nine Lives” also releasing this weekend in select theaters across the country.
At the top of the domestic charts this weekend was “Suicide Squad” with an amazing $135.1M opening debut. The film opened to mixed reviews across 4,255 locations this week. “Suicide Squad” was written and directed by David Ayer, among the many stars of the film are Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis and Cara Delevingne.
Action-thriller “Jason Bourne” dropped from first to second-place overall this weekend with $22.7M across 4,039 locations. The Universal Pictures installment has now grossed over $103.4M in just two-weeks. “Jason Bourne” was directed by Paul Greengrass, who wrote the script with Christopher Rouse. The film stars Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones and Alicia Vikander.
The adult-comedy “Bad Moms” from STX managed to hang onto third-place with a $14.2M weekend gain. The film remained in 3,215 locations this week, raising the two-week total for the film to just over $51M. “Bad Moms” was written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, and stars Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn and Kristen Bell.
“The Secret Life of Pets,” also from Universal Pictures, took fourth-place overall with a $11.56M weekend. The comedy remained in 3,417 locations and has made an impressive $319.6M in just five weeks. “The Secret Life of Pets” was directed by Yarrow Cheney and Chris Renaud, working off a script written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. The film stars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart.
Wrapping up the top-five this weekend is “Star Trek: Beyond” from Paramount Pictures with a $10.2M showing. The sci-fi epic remained in 3,263 locations and has now grossed $127.9M in three-weeks. “Star Trek: Beyond” was directed by Justin Lin, working off a script written by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung. The film stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban and Zoe Saldana.
Failing to break the top-five but worth mentioning is the only film to open against “Suicide Squad” this week. The comedy “Nine Lives” grossed $6.5M across 2,264 locations to take sixth-place overall. The film was directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, working off a script written by Matt Allen and Dan Antoniazzi. The film stars the talents of Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner and Robbie Amell.
While it opened unopposed this weekend, “Suicide Squad” will have some competition next week at the domestic box-office. The films “Florence Foster Jenkins,” Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon” and the adult animated-comedy “Sausage Party” are all set to debut.