Rude food and solemn masculinity were the order of the day at the domestic box-office this weekend.
Unsurprisingly David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad” remained in the top position following its record smashing opening weekend, however it also raised eyebrows for its precipitous drop – its $43.7 million second weekend haul a very steep fall of 67.3% – comparable to the 69% that fellow DC title “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” had in its second week.
Seth Rogen’s R-rated animated comedy “Sausage Party” took second place with $33.6 million and, unlike so many other films this Summer, is already in profit thanks to it having a reportedly very tight $19 million budget. In third was Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon” remake which opened a little softer than the studio might have hoped with $21.5 million.
The Meryl Streep-led “Florence Foster Jenkins” was ignored on arrival, what should’ve been a platform release went wide with a quiet $6.6 million eighth place opening. Word of mouth on all three films though should be good as each has scored high marks with critics – all hovering in the mid 80% range on Rotten Tomatoes.
The WW2-set drama “Anthropoid” didn’t fare so well with just a $1.2 million in limited release and weak reviews. On the flipside there’s “Starred Up” director David MacKenzie’s western drama “Hell or High Water” which opened to a superb screen average of $18,500 across thirty-two screens. It also has amongst the year’s best reviews with a 99% (8.5/10) on Rotten Tomatoes and an 86/100 on Metacritic.
Source: Box-Office Mojo