So the plunge in “Suicide Squad” has begun. It set the August opening weekend record last Sunday night $135 million, but it was headed towards $144 at one time.
And this weekend, with Thursday night late shows gone, it’s looking like a $44 million weekend. Not terrible, but pretty darned steep for a fall-off.
Late shows last night? They were a big ol'”Sausage Party,” with midnight shows piling up well over $3 million.
The guru predicts it’ll do $24-25, and Deadline.com is projecting something closer to $30 million. An R-rated animated comedy? It could happen.
“Pete’s Dragon” looks like a re-boot whose time hasn’t come. Will it clear $20? For a kids’ film opening in August, not bad. But surely it cost too much to make it to the break even point, based on that. Not a bad movie, reviews will help.
Meryl Streep’s “Florence Foster Jenkins” should find some fans. Mid $teens? Maybe.