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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.

Looking ahead to next weekend, we have another group of muted openings. Morgan is expected to play in 2,000 or so theaters and The Light Between Oceans in 1,500. Neither figure suggests much confidence in the performance of the films at the box office.

Theater Counts for Weekend of August 26

Suicide SquadWarner Bros.3,5823,924-342
Kubo and the Two StringsFocus Features3,2793,260+19
War DogsWarner Bros.3,2583,2580
Pete's DragonWalt Disney3,2443,702-458
Sausage PartySony Pictures3,1353,103+32
Ben HurParamount Pictures3,0843,0840
Don't BreatheSony Pictures3,051new
Bad MomsSTX Entertainment2,5652,811-246
Jason BourneUniversal2,4452,887-442
Mechanic: ResurrectionLionsgate2,258new
The Secret Life of PetsUniversal2,0912,404-313
Florence Foster JenkinsParamount Pictures1,3241,528-204
Star Trek BeyondParamount Pictures1,2771,966-689
Hell or High WaterLionsgate909472+437
Southside with YouRoadside Attractions813new
Hands of StoneWeinstein Co.810new
Lights OutWarner Bros.603942-339
Nine LivesEuropaCorp5321,364-832
Ice Age: Collision Course20th Century Fox455782-327
GhostbustersSony Pictures434788-354
The Jungle BookWalt Disney352152+200
Finding DoryWalt Disney345450-105
The Legend of TarzanWarner Bros.288338-50
The BFGWalt Disney235207+28
Café SocietyLionsgate216271-55
Central IntelligenceWarner Bros.206256-50
IndignationRoadside Attractions172317-145
GreaterHammond Entertainment134new
Hunt for the WilderpeopleThe Orchard100125-25
Captain America: Civil WarWalt Disney93117-24
Remember the GoalFive & Two Pictures78new
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the ShadowsParamount Pictures7385-12
Space Dogs: Adventure to the MoonEpic Pictures Group43new
GleasonOpen Road3556-21
Time RaidersAsia Releasing31new
A Tale of Love and DarknessFocus World252+23
Alice Through the Looking GlassWalt Disney2544-19
Love & FriendshipRoadside Attractions2015+5
In Order of DisappearanceMagnolia Pictures6new
Mia MadreMusic Box Films6new
Our Kind of TraitorRoadside Attractions59-4
Howards EndCohen Media Group3new
FatimaKino Lorber1new
Note: New theater counts are added as studios report throughout the day on Thursday

Estimates for Weekend of September 2

Morgan20th Century Fox2,000
The Light Between OceansWalt Disney1,500
No Manches FridaLionsgate350
Naam Hai Akira20th Century Fox70

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