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‘Suicide Squad’ Continues Reign at the U.S. Box Office

‘Suicide Squad’ Continues Reign at the U.S. Box Office


Suicide Squad continues its hold on the top spot at the box office for the third weekend in a row. The film made an additional $20.7 million this past weekend, bringing its current total to $262.3 million.

Sausage Party came in second with $15.3 million while Jonah Hill and Miles Teller’s new film War Dogs debuted in third with $14.3 million. Coming in fourth was the animated adventure Kubo & the Two Strings (which features the voices of Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, and Rooney Mara), and Disney’s Pete’s Dragon fell to fifth in its second week with $11.3 million.

Also worthy of a mention was Ben-Hur, which opened in sixth. The film only brought in $11.2 million (with a production budget of $100 million) and has been panned by critics (some of which have labeled it worst film of the year). Overseas, it grossed $10.7 million for a global debut of $22 million – preforming the best in Mexico and Brazil.

“This has definitely been a rough summer for remakes and sequels,” said Rob Moore, vice chairman of Paramount.

“This is the epic fail of the summer,” Jeff Bock (Exhibitor Relations senior box-office analyst) said to USA Today. “Don’t remake a film that won Best Picture. They still teach Ben-Hur in film school. Hopefully, this is a lesson for Hollywood.”

95% of the movie-going audience that saw Ben-Hur was over the age of 25, and the film skewed slightly female at 51%.

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Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. As an internationally recognized "Geek Girl", Emma updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002 and is also considered to be one of the top Atlanta bloggers and influencers!


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