Suicide Squad swallows opponents at weekend box office

Jared Leto as the Joker in Suicide SquadIt was a pretty interesting battle this mid-August weekend — last week’s champ Suicide Squad vs. new kids on the block Sausage Party and Pete’s Dragon. And if you’ve been keeping up with the movie zeitgeist, you’d know any one of these three could’ve easily snagged the top spot.

However, only one can achieve true glory, and that lucky victor is… Suicide Squad! The 3.4-star-rated antihero action flick managed to fend off the competition for number one with $43.8 million. Despite a swell of poor reviews, the much-talked-about comic book reboot is still pulling in major numbers at the box office, now having earned over $450 million around the world.

Despite stellar reviews and all the comedy actors you could ask for, including Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill HaderMichael Cera, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, and Nick Kroll,  Sausage Party just couldn’t beat out Suicide Squad. The animated comedy about a food-wide revolution, which has a 3.8-star rating at, took home a still-respectable $33.7 million in its opening weekend.       

In a surprising turn of events, the critically-acclaimed (and PG-rated) Pete’s Dragon opened at a fairly distant third over the weekend. The Disney remake brought in $21.5 million, which isn’t a complete bomb, but also isn’t the smash-hit debut that other kid-friendly flicks have pulled off this year (see: Finding Dory or The Secret Life of Pets). But with a solid 3.9 stars, Pete and his pet dragon can still boast quite a few fans over here at

After a long, nine-year hiatus, Jason Bourne returned to movie screens three weekends ago and has done relatively well for himself ever since. With an impressive 4.3 stars at, the fifth installment of the Bourne franchise added another $13.6 million to its over $245 million global haul.

The raunchy comedy Bad Momsstarring bad mom trio Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn, rounds out the top five this weekend with $11.5 million. As of its third weekend in theaters, the 3.4-star-rated funny flick has more than tripled its $20 million budget, scoring over $75 million at the worldwide box office.

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  1. WayneF • August 14, 2016 @ 8:38 PM

    Who seriously gives a fork about star-studded voice acting? Sausage Party can eat itself.

  2. CDubya • August 15, 2016 @ 11:47 AM

    Wow, I thought Sausages would have beat Suicide Squad. I guess comic book nerds can really keep a flick afloat.

  3. Mindy • August 16, 2016 @ 12:41 AM

    It’s ghastly. Hopefully word gets around soon that it’s really stupid.

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