Labor Day Weekend Box Office: ‘Don’t Breathe’ Lives On, ‘Morgan’ Flatlines

Dont Breathe star Jane Levy and Dylan Minnette
Jane Levy and Dylan Minnette star in Screen Gems’ ‘Don’t Breathe’ (Photo © 2016 CTMG, Inc.)

The Labor Day weekend wasn’t kind to either The Light Between Oceans or Morgan as both newcomers failed to generate any interest at the box office. On the positive side, The Light Between Oceans managed to finish in the top 10. Morgan wasn’t even able to do that; tanking with a measly $2.4 million over its first four days in release in 2000+ theaters. Ridley Scott’s son Luke directed Morgan which now has the dubious honor of holding the seventh worst opening weekend for a movie debuting in at least 2,000 theaters title, according to Box Office Mojo. Fortunately for Fox, Morgan‘s budget was less than $10 million.

Meanwhile, Don’t Breathe continues to draw in audiences. The holiday weekend was another big one for the small-budgeted thriller distributed by Screen Gems. Don’t Breathe also had a budget of $10 million, but unlike Morgan it earned its budget back in its first weekend in release. In this its second weekend it’s now brought in $51 million domestically.

Box Office Top 10: Labor Day Weekend 2016

  1. Don’t Breathe – $15,800,000
  2. Suicide Squad – $9,825,000
  3. Kubo and the Two Strings – $6,391,000
  4. Pete’s Dragon – $6,227,000
  5. Sausage Party – $5,200,000
  6. Bad Moms – $4,760,000
  7. War Dogs – $4,745,000
  8. The Light Between Oceans – $4,615,000
  9. Hell or High Water – $4,450,000
  10. Mechanic: Resurrection – $4,374,000