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Sausage Party weekend (August 26, 2016) estimate is $7,665,000 ... Don’t Breathe weekend (August 26, 2016) estimate is $26,115,000 ... War Dogs weekend (August 26, 2016) estimate is $7,255,000 ... Kubo and the Two Strings weekend (August 26, 2016) estimate is $7,909,000 ... Jason Bourne weekend (August 26, 2016) estimate is $5,229,490 ... Pete’s Dragon weekend (August 26, 2016) estimate is $7,282,000 ... Mechanic: Resurrection weekend (August 26, 2016) estimate is $7,500,000 ... Bad Moms weekend (August 26, 2016) estimate is $5,760,000 ... Suicide Squad weekend (August 26, 2016) estimate is $12,110,000 ... Jason Bourne weekly (August 19, 2016) final number is $11,223,950, for a total of $144,127,235



Weekend Domestic Chart for August 26th, 2016

  MovieGross% ChangeTheatersTotal GrossDays
1 new Don’t Breathe $26,115,000   3,501   $26,115,000 3
2 (1) Suicide Squad $12,110,000 -42% 3,582   $282,882,627 24
3 (4) Kubo and the Two Strings $7,909,000 -37% 3,279   $24,920,378 10
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Weekend Estimates: Don’t Breathe Launches with Impressive $26.1 Million

August 28th, 2016

Don’t Breathe

Fall season begins in earnest this weekend with the low-budget suspense flick Don’t Breathe taking over at the top of the box office chart. Sony is predicting a $26.1 million debut for the film, which will be the best debut for a horror or suspense film since The Purge: Election Year’s $31.5 million in July, and the best for a non-sequel since Annabelle’s $37.1 million in October, 2014. Don’t Breathe has the advantage of really good reviews (currently running at 84% positive on Rotten Tomatoes), although it will have a lot of competition over the next few weeks, with films aimed at a broadly similar audience coming out every week for the next three weeks (not to mention a truckload more arriving in October). More...

Friday Estimates: Don’t Breathe Inhales $10.02 million

August 27th, 2016

Don’t Breathe

Don’t Breathe earned a stunning $10.02 million on Friday, which isn’t that much less than some people predicted it would earn over the entire weekend. Its reviews are among the best of any wide release to come out this year. Its CinemaScore was a B+, which is better than most horror films manage. (Like I’ve said in the past, there are two schools of horror fans: gorehounds and those who demand high tension. It is nearly impossible to appeal to both groups, so these movies have a hard time doing well in this metric.) Horror films tend to have a low internal multiplier, but the film is still on pace for $23 million, which is ahead of predictions. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Stone Cold Releases

August 26th, 2016

Southside with You

While there are a lot of films on this week’s list, none of them look like they will be box office hits. Southside with You is one of the best releases this week, but it is playing in over 800 theaters, which is likely too many. There are a number of other films that are worth seeing, like Floyd Norman: An Animated Life, but most of them are playing on Video on Demand, so their box office chances are nearly zero. More...

Morgan Trailer

August 26th, 2016

Sci-fi thriller starring Kate Mara, directed by Luke Scott opens September 2 ... Full Movie Details.

A corporate troubleshooter is sent to a remote, top-secret location, where she is to investigate and evaluate a terrifying accident. She learns the event was triggered by a seemingly innocent “human,” who presents a mystery of both infinite promise and incalculable danger. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Don’t Breathe Knocks Out the Competition with $1.88 million

August 26th, 2016

Don’t Breathe

Don’t Breathe earned $1.8 million during its midnight previews, which is coincidentally almost exactly the same amount as Lights Out opened with earlier this summer. Don’t Breathe does have better reviews than Lights Out earned, plus it has less competition. On the other hand, this weekend is a weaker weekend at the box office. It does look like it will beat expectations and an opening of more than $20 million is likely. More...

Contest: Doing Hard Labor

August 25th, 2016

Morgan

Next weekend is Labor Day, which is historically one of the worst long weekends at the box office. There are two wide releases debuting, Morgan and The Light Between Oceans. While the latter will likely have better legs, Morgan should start faster and because of that, it is the target film in this week's Box Office Prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Morgan.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprize consisting of a previously reviewed full-season TV on DVD release, two previously reviewed movies, or three single-disc kids DVDs. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize consisting of a previously reviewed full-season TV on DVD release, two previously reviewed movies, or three single-disc kids DVDs. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will win the final Frankenprize, as described above.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! Note: It is a long weekend, but we only use the three-day, Friday through Sunday box office for this contest. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the New Releases be a Breath of Fresh Air?

August 25th, 2016

Don’t Breathe

It’s the last weekend of summer and a number of schools are already back, so the box office prospects are really low. That’s not to say there’s nothing to look forward to, as Don’t Breathe is earning stellar reviews. On the other hand, Mechanic: Resurrection still has no reviews. (There was another movie, Hands of Stone, that was expected to open wide, but that is no longer the case.) This weekend last year, Straight Outta Compton completed its threepete with $13.13 million. The best new release was War Room, which only managed $11.35 million. This year, the two wide releases will topped the combined numbers of those two films, while the holdovers will push 2016 over 2015 in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Theater Counts: Don’t Breathe Starts in 3,051 Theaters

August 25th, 2016

Don’t Breathe

A horror movie getting genuinely good reviews leads the new releases into theaters this weekend. Don’t Breathe is expected to top the chart, and is helped by its debut in 3,051 locations, easily the most among the new releases. Mechanic: Resurrection is playing in 2,258 moviehouses, which will likely translate into a struggle at the box office. It could end up neck-and-neck with Southside with You at the box office this weekend. The Obama date dramatization opens in 811 venues, about the same as Hands of Stone (we don’t have an official count for that one yet). Hands of Stone is expected to be slightly behind that pack at the box office. More...

The Disappointments Room Trailer

August 25th, 2016

Supernatural horror starring Kate Beckinsale, directed by D.J. Caruso opens September 9 ... Full Movie Details. More...

International Box Office: Pets Claws Its way to the Top With $43.8 million

August 25th, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets

The Secret Life of Pets rose to first place with $43.8 million on 12,049 screens in 55 markets for totals of $327.20 million internationally and $674.03 million worldwide. The film opened in first place in Russia with $9.92 million in 1,284 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $16.24 million, including previews. More...

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