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Box Office Top 3: 'Suicide Squad' proves bad guys make good money

Posted: 8:51 AM, Aug 15, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-15 09:51:30-04

With a movie like  "Sausage Party"  in theaters, you may be expecting a bunch of low-brow jokes. Well, you're right. That's the plan. But before we get to Seth Rogen's latest, let's look at Harley Quinn and the gang.  

Holding to the No. 1 spot — but not by much — is  "Suicide Squad" , bringing in an  estimated $43 million . That's quite the drop-off for the band of bad guys, considering last week's $133 million haul. But this somewhat disappointing sophomore weekend hasn't stopped the anti-hero flick from pushing right past $460 million worldwide in a matter of days.

SEE MORE: Do Reviewers Hate DC Movies? 'Suicide Squad' Splits Critics And Fans

All in all, it's solid return for a movie we all expected to do well. But the real wieners this weekend are a group of foul-mouthed sausages. 

Taking the No. 2 spot with a  $33 million debut  is "Sausage Party," a movie for your inner inappropriate child. "Sausage Party" more than doubled its box office projections, with most folks expecting a  modest $15 million  weekend.

And for what it's worth, this is the best debut for an animated R-rated film ever — but to be fair, there  isn't much competition  in that category.  

Perhaps most impressively, "Sausage Party" carries an 82 percent  Rotten Tomatoes score , which is pretty damn good for a movie about sentient groceries. 

SEE MORE: Box Office Top 3: 'Suicide Squad' Slays The Competition

Taking the No. 3 spot this week is  "Pete's Dragon,"  an actual kids' movie. "Pete's Dragon" brought in an  estimated $21 million  in its debut, which is just OK for a Disney-backed movie. Fortunately though, "Pete's Dragon" only cost $65 million to produce — unlike Disney's other family film from a month ago. 

"The BFG"  cost the good folks at Walt Disney  more than $140 million  to produce, and the studio still hasn't broken even. 

As for later this week, it's  "bro-iest" war movie  a frat house could ask for: "War Dogs" comes out Friday. 


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