It’s the final weekend of August, and studios have over-stuffed the box-office with three major releases for moviegoers to choose from. This week the horror-thriller “Don’t Breathe” hit theaters nationwide, as well as the drama “Hands of Stone” and the action-packed sequel “Mechanic: Resurrection”. At the limited box-office movie-fans could find the romantic bio-drama “Southside with You,” as well as the comedy “The Hollars,” and “The Sea of Trees” opened in New York and LA.
It was the horror-thriller “Don’t Breathe” that completely crushed the competition during its weekend debut. The film opened to $26.12M across 3,051 locations to easily take the top-spot on the domestic charts. “Don’t Breathe” was directed by Fede Alvarez, working off a script co-written by Rodo Sayagues. The film stars Stephen Lang, Jane Levy and Dylan Minnette.
Dropping from first to second overall was “Suicide Squad” from Warner Bros. Pictures with a $12.11M weekend. The summer hit remained in 3,582 locations this week and has grossed over $282.88M domestically in just four weeks. “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.
Third place went to the animated film “Kubo and the Two Strings” which had a $7.9M weekend. The film remained in 3,279 locations this weekend and has now grossed over $24.92M in just two-weeks. “Kubo and the Two Strings” was directed by Travis Knight, working off a screenplay written by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler. The film features the voice-talents of Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson and Matthew McConaughey.
Sony’s “Sausage Party” dropped to fourth-place overall with a $7.66M weekend. The film screened at 3,135 locations, and has been a runaway hit for the studio. The animated feature has grossed over $80M for the Sony in just three-weeks. “Sausage Party” was directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon, working off a screenplay written by Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir. The film features the voice talents of Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, James Franco and Selma Hayek.
Rounding out the top-five on the domestic charts is the action sequel “Mechanic: Resurrection” from Lionsgate. The long-awaited follow-up brought in $7.5M across 2,258 locations nationwide. “Mechanic Resurrection” was directed by Dennis Gansel, working off a screenplay that was written by Philip Shelby and Tony Mosher. The film stars Jason Statham, Jessica Alba and Tommy Lee Jones.
Not making the top-five but worth mentioning is the bio-drama “Southside with You,” which brought in $3.06M across 813 locations. “Southside with You” was written and directed by Richard Tanne, the film stars Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers and Taylar Fondren.
“Hands of Stone” from the Weinstein Company only managed to gross $1.73M across 810 locations. “Hands of Stone” was written and directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz, the film stars Edgar Ramírez, Usher Raymond, Robert De Niro and Ana de Armas.
The comedy “The Hollars” brought in $46K in just four locations this weekend. “The Hollars” was directed by John Krasinski, the script was written by James C. Strouse. The film stars Sharlto Copley, Charlie Day, Richard Jenkins, Anna Kendrick and John Krasinski.
Next weekend will be much quieter, with “The Light Between Oceans,” and “Morgan” opening nationwide. At the limited box-office fans will find “Naam Hai Akira” and “No Manches Frida”.