Suicide Squad Looks To Hold On For Third Week At #1

SuicideSquad1If you’re Warner Bros, you can look at the fact that Suicide Squad is likely to hold on to the #1 spot for a third weekend in a row as a positive thing. Or you can look at it as no film is really doing well. The DC property is looking to bring in only $20 million this weekend to keep it on top.

Both Sausage Party and War Dogs are looking to bring in roughly $15 million each. Which is really good for the second weekend of the Seth Rogen adult animated comedy, but only a decent showing for the Jonah Hill and Miles Tellar gun-running comedy.

Two other new films for this weekend are looking very different though their numbers are similar. Making an estimated $12 million is Kubo and the Two Strings, a stop-motion animated film starring the voice talents of Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron and Ralph Fiennes. The film cost $55 million.

On the other hand, Paramount continues their down year with the release of Ben-Hur. The $100 million budgeted film is on track right now to bring in $11 million for the opening weekend. About $9 million below the estimate and what the studio hoped for. The studio’s other releases included Star Trek Beyond which under-performed and poor showings for both Zoolander 2 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.