Suicide Squad on top a second weekend, Sausage Party opens strong
The David Ayer-directed Suicide Squad added $43.8 million, a 67.3% drop from last weekend (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice dropped 69% its second weekend), to take its North American total to $222.9 million. Internationally, the comic book adaptation earned $58.7 million this weekend for a total of $242.5 million overseas. Made for $175 million, the film has now earned $465.4 million worldwide.
Suicide Squad stars Will Smith (Ali, The Pursuit of Happyness), Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street, Focus), Joel Kinnaman (Netflix’s “House of Cards”), Viola Davis (The Help, Doubt), Jai Courtney (Insurgent), Jay Hernandez (Takers), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World), Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors), Scott Eastwood (Fury), Cara Delevingne (Paper Towns), Adam Beach (Cowboys & Aliens), and Karen Fukuhara in her feature film debut.
The R-rated Sausage Party surprised with a strong opening in second place grossing an estimated $33.6 million from 3,103 theaters, an average of $10,828 per theater. Made for just $19 million, the film received a B CinemaScore from audiences. Directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan, Sausage Party is voiced by Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, David Krumholtz, Nick Kroll, Michael Cera, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Bill Hader, Anders Holm, Paul Rudd, and Danny McBride.
Opening in third place was Pete’s Dragon with an estimated $21.5 million from 3,702 theaters, an average of $5,808. Internationally, the Disney release earned $5.1 million from 12 markets for a global weekend of $26.6 million. Pete’s Dragon, which received an A CinemaScore, was directed by David Lowery and stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence and Robert Redford.
Dropping two spots to fourth place, Universal Pictures’ Jason Bourne grossed $13.6 million its third weekend for a total of $126.8 million so far. Overseas, the Paul Greengrass film has earned $119.4 million for a worldwide total of $246.2 million. Made for $120 million, Jason Bourne stars Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel and Tommy Lee Jones.
STX Entertainment’s Bad Moms rounded out the top five with $11.5 million to bring its three-week total to $71.5 million. Made for just $20 million, the R-rated comedy was written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. Bad Moms stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Jay Hernandez, Annie Mumolo, Jada Pinkett Smith and Christina Applegate.
llumination Entertainment’s The Secret Life of Pets, the fifth fully-animated feature-film collaboration with Universal, added another $8.8 million its sixth weekend in sixth place for a domestic total of $335.9 million. Internationally, the animated hit has grossed $256.7 million and the global sum has reached $592.6 million. Made for $75 million, The Secret Life of Pets was directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2) and co-directed by Yarrow Cheney and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio and Brian Lynch. The movie stars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart in their animated feature-film debuts, with co-stars Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan, Steve Coogan and Albert Brooks.
Paramount Pictures’ Star Trek Beyond dropped to seventh place with $6.8 million and has made $139.7 million after four weeks. Internationally, the third installment in the current film series has earned $71.6 million for a worldwide total of $211.3 million. Made for $185 million, the Justin Lin-directed film stars Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Karl Urban, and Idris Elba. The previous film, Star Trek Into Darkness, earned $228.8 million domestically and $238.6 million overseas in 2013 for a worldwide total of $467.4 million.
Also opening in wide release was Paramount’s Florence Foster Jenkins, which earned $6.6 million from 1,528 theaters, an average of $4,306 per theater. The film received an A- CinemaScore. Directed by Stephen Frears, Florence Foster Jenkins stars Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson and Nina Arianda.