Box Office: ‘Suicide Squad’ Dives, ‘Sausage Party’ Serves Up Unexpected Numbers

Sausage Party Characters

Hell or High Water, currently sitting at 99% fresh on RottenTomatoes, had a terrific start in very limited theaters this weekend. The dramatic film starring Chris Pine, Ben Foster, and Jeff Bridges scored the best per theater average for the weekend with $18,500 from 32 theaters. And while Suicide Squad did manage to hang on to the top spot in its second weekend despite scathing reviews, newcomer Sausage Party gave it a run for its money. The R-rated animated comedy from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg performed better than expected, snagging an impressive $33 million. Not quite so impressive was the weekend’s other major studio wide release, Pete’s Dragon. Disney’s new version of the classic film had an estimated $65 million budget and pulled in just $21 million.

Box Office Top 10: August 12-14, 2016

  1. Suicide Squad – $43,770,000
  2. Sausage Party – $33,600,000
  3. Pete’s Dragon – $21,501,000
  4. Jason Bourne – $13,620,000
  5. Bad Moms – $11,450,000
  6. The Secret Life of Pets – $8,840,000
  7. Star Trek Beyond – $6,800,000
  8. Florence Foster Jenkins – $6,580,000
  9. Nine Lives – $3,500,000
  10. Lights Out – $3,220,000