“Don’t Breathe” Tops Labor Day Box-Office

The Labor Day holiday weekend is underway in the U.S. with the horror entry “Don’t Breathe” on track for a $15.7 million three-day and $19.4 million four-day gross in its second weekend – easily topping the box-office. That also puts its ten-day domestic total at $54.8 million, an excellent result for a film that cost under $10 million to make.

“Suicide Squad” remains a strong holder with the second spot and a likely haul of $10 million for the three days and $13.7 million four days, topping the $300 million mark domestically. It also nabbed another $11.8 million from 65 territories, bringing its foreign total at $375.5 million.

“Bad Moms” passed the $100 million gross on Saturday to become the top R-rated comedy of the year to date. Overseas “Star Trek Beyond” topped the foreign chart with $37 million, led by China with $31.3 million. Globally, the franchise entry has now earned $285.4 million.

The weekend was not good for newcomers. The sci-fi thriller “Morgan” had one of the worst wide openings ever – opening in 17th place with just $1.96 million and a $970 per screen average. The ‘no longer an awards contender’ Derek Cianfrance-directed adult drama “The Light Between Oceans” also didn’t catch on much with just $4.5 million for the three days and $6 million for the four days – the filmmakers were hoping for something closer to $9 million for the four days.

The comedy “No Manches Frida” fared better with a strong screen average of $10,083 on 362 screens to come in twelfth place for the three-day. Limited release “White Girl” took in $36,000 over its first three days from just three screens.

Source: Box-Office Mojo