Monday Morning Box Office Report: Suicide Squad Sticks It Out, Ben-Hur Bombs


The second last weekend of the summer was an unremarkable one at the box office as Suicide Squad coasted to its third victory in a row with $20.7 million. The movie has now grossed $572.68 million worldwide, making it the eighth biggest movie of the year so far. Sausage Party dropped 55% but stayed in second place with $15.3 million while War Dogs was the biggest new release of the week with $14.3 million. Kubo and the Two Strings opened in fourth with $12.6 million, the lowest debut for any Laika film to date despite strong reviews. Meanwhile Ben-Hur opened in fifth with just $11.4 million, which is a big problem considering its $100 million price tag. Time will tell if the international box office saves it, but currently it is on track to be one of the biggest flops of the summer.

1. Suicide Squad — $20.7M
2. Sausage Party — $15.3M
3. War Dogs — $14.3M
4. Kubo and the Two Strings — $12.6M
5. Ben-Hur — $11.4M
6. Pete’s Dragon — $11.3M
7. Bad Moms — $8.1M
8. Jason Bourne — $8.0M
9. The Secret Life of Pets — $5.8M
10. Florence Foster Jenkins — $4.3M

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