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‘Don’t Breathe’ Tops the Holiday Weekend Box Office

‘Don’t Breathe’ Tops the Holiday Weekend Box Office


Don’t Breathe has topped the North American box office for the second weekend in a row with $15.8 million. The movie, directed by Fede Alvarez – who also directed the Evil Dead remake, was produced on a $10 million budget, and has made $55.2 million to date.

The film stars Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto, and Avatar villain Stephen Lang and centers on a group of teens whose attempt to rob the house of a blind veteran takes a nasty twist. Counting Labor Day in with the weekend totals, it is estimated that the film will end the holiday weekend at $19.4 million.

“To more than double your production budget on opening weekend is a fantastic result,” Sony worldwide president of marketing and distribution Josh Greenstein says. “It’s the latest in a string of low-budget movies that have been very profitable movies for Sony, including The Shallows and Sausage Party. And Fede is a master storyteller.”

David Ayer’s Suicide Squad holds on to the second spot bringing in $9.8 million, boosting its domestic take to over $300 million in its fifth week of release. It is expected to close out the holiday weekend with $13.7 million.

Kubo and the Two Strings takes third for the weekend with $6.3 million, Pete’s Dragon lands in fourth with $6.2 million, and rounding out the top five is Sausage Party which brought it $5.2 million.

During last week’s The ATLas Podcast, it was discussed that Ben-Hur had dropped from off the radar. Following up on that, the film came in fifteenth for the holiday weekend bringing in $2.2 million, bringing the film’s total to $23.7 million grossed on a $100 million production budget.

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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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