Box Office: “Suicide” sinks, “Sausage” sizzles


A very bad second weekend for “Suicide Squad” — a 70% plunge — will not know Warner’s latest DC adaptation off the top spot at the box office. It will still near $42 million in ticket sales by midnight Sunday, based on Friday’s take. The film set the August opening weekend record and is already over $221 million, or will be by Sunday.

Will it be enough? Nothing to chase it off the screen for the rest of the summer, so maybe.

But Seth Rogen’s dirty, sassy little “Sausage Party” cartoon is sending the sophomoric sophomores back to college with a grin. It is headed toward a $32 million opener. Those aren’t Pixar numbers, but that’s a hit, a great big hit, and suggests it will out perform his last live action comedy — “Neighbors 2.” Frat boys should be making group outings to that one for weeks.

“Florence Foster Jenkins” opened on half as many screens and will manage a $6 million weekend, according to That’s good, and it should be selling tickets well into September. That audience will take a little longer to find it.

“Hell or High Water” and “Anthropoid” are doing decent per screen numbers in very limited release (“Hell” opens wider next weekend).

“Bourne” and “Bad Moms” are holding steady and will make money at least until Labor Day. Will “Moms” make  it to $100 million? It’s at $71. It could come close.


About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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1 Response to Box Office: “Suicide” sinks, “Sausage” sizzles

  1. Keith says:

    Loved Anthropoid. It had a good crowd at my showing. Such a grounded, non-formulaic thriller.

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