“Don’t Breathe” Wins Box-Office With $26M

Well it’s official, following a three-week reign David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad” film has been knocked off the top spot perch by Screen Gems’ suspense thriller “Don’t Breathe”. The horror film took an estimated $26.1 million over the weekend, a robust screen average of $8,559 per screen.

Made for just $9.9 million, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto, and Stephen Lang star in the Fede Alvarez-directed chiller about a group of friends who break into the house of a wealthy blind man, only to discover they’ve entirely underestimated him.

“Suicide Squad” came in second with $12.1 million with its worldwide haul now sitting at $635.9 million. In third was “Kubo and the Two Strings” which jumped up a spot and now sits in third place, while the comedy “Sausage Party” slipped to fourth with $7.7 million and a three-week total of $80 million.

Not faring so well was newcomer “Mechanic: Resurrection” which opened to just $7.5 million in fifth place, or “War Dogs” which plummeted four spots in its second week and scored $7.3 million to now sit at seventh place, while the “Ben-Hur” remake slipped from sixth to tenth in its second week with a further $4.5 million.

Overseas and despite the nausea-inducing 3D element, all the talk is about “Jason Bourne” which opened in China with a $50 million six-day debut. So far it has pulled in $348 million worldwide from a $120 million budget and has plenty of life left in it globally.

Source: Box-Office Mojo