#BOXOFFICE: “SUICIDE SQUAD” VERY MUCH ALIVE IN RECORD-SETTING OPENING
SUICIDE SQUAD very much is alive and well in its debut at the Box Office with a stunning $146 million opening for Warner Bros. from 4,255 theatres. In addition to garnering the distinction of being the highest August opening ever for a Film, it also ranks second behind CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR as the second highest opening Film of 2016! Critics were harsh with a 26% on the Tomatometer, but Audiences gave it redeeming B+ CinemaScore.
A distant second is JASON BOURNE with $22 million in its second week out for Universal Pictures. It has made $102 million so far domestically.
BAD MOMS does great in third with $14.1 million for STX Entertainment and eOne Films in its second week out. It has just surpassed the $50 million-mark.
THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS is in fourth with $10 million for Universal Pictures. In five weeks it is on the verge of $320 million in North America.
NINE LIVES opens in fifth with $6.6 million for EuropaCorp/VVS Films, from 2,264 theatres. Critics were harsh on the cat-human bodyswap Comedy with a 5% on the Tomatometer but it interestingly gets a really solid B+ CinemaScore.
ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE rounds-out the Top Ten with $3.9 million for 20th Century Fox, in its third week out.
#BOXOFFICE: “JASON BOURNE” BIRTHS ANOTHER #1 FOR ITS FRANCHISE
JASON BOURNE takes the top of the Box Office in its debut, continuing its Franchise’s legacy of success with $59 million from 4,026 theatres for Universal Pictures. In relation to its Predecessors, it still cannot surpass the $69 million opening of 2007’s THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM but is second best, firmly ahead of 2005’s THE BOURNE SUPREMACY. Critics gave it a 56% on the Tomatometer, but Audiences loved it with an A- CinemaScore.
After dominating last weekend, STAR TREK BEYOND takes second position with $24 million for Paramount Pictures. In two weeks, it has grossed $105 million in North America.
Opening in third for STX Entertainment and eOne Films is BAD MOMS with $23.7 million from 3,215 theatres. The Comedy starring Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn and Kristen Bell gets a strong A CinemaScore, while Critics gave it a passing 63% on the Tomatometer. This definitely will help give it legs to go on in coming weeks.
THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS still is going strong in fourth with $17 million for Universal Pictures. Over four weeks it is almost at the $300 million-mark.
ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE is in fifth with $10.9 million for 20th Century Fox, a total of $42 million in two weeks.
LIGHTS OUT continues to be the “little engine who could”, powering along in sixth with $10 million for Warner Bros. Made for less than $5 million, the Horror is now en route to $42 million in earnings.
NERVE opens in ninth with $9 million for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films. Since its opening Wednesday it has made $15 million. Critics gave it a 56% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it an A- CinemaScore.
CAFÉ SOCIETY rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.4 million from only 565 theatres for Lionsgate Films/Amazon (a rare partnership) and Mongrel Media. The Woody Allen Film get a 71% on the Tomatometer.
#BOXOFFICE: “STAR TREK BEYOND” MUCH THE BEST IN ITS OPENING WEEKEND
Despite posting its lowest numbers yet since its resurrection, STAR TREK BEYOND still has plenty to go on to take the top of the Box Office across North American this weekend with $56 million from 3,928 theatres for Paramount Pictures. Critics gave this latest installment from Director Justin Lin a 75% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore. 2009’s Star Trek still holds the Franchise’s highest debut with $75 million.
THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS in its third week still is going strong with $29 million from 4,048 theatres for Universal Pictures. Thus far it has grossed $260 million already in its domestic run.
ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE opens in third with $21 million for 20th Century Fox, from 3,992 theatres. Critics gave this latest installment 13% only on the Tomatometer and a B- CinemaScore.
LIGHTS OUT opens in fourth with $21 million from 2,818 theatres for Warner Bros. Critics gave the Horror starring Teresa Palmer a 77% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore.
GHOSTBUSTERS gets shuffled back to fifth with $20 million for Sony Pictures. In two weeks it has earned $85 million.
THE INFILTRATOR in its second week rounds-out the Top Ten for Lionsgate Films with $3.1 million. In its two weeks, it has made $11.9 million.