#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.