Box Office: ‘Don’t Breathe’ Still No. 1 With $19.5 million, ‘Morgan’ Bombs
Another late summer/early fall weekend, another dominant performance from a horror film.
Don’t Breathe claimed the top spot again at the box office, earning $19.5 million for the four-day Labor Day weekend. This was enough to keep ahead of Suicide Squad, which now enters its first full month of release. The supervillain action epic earned $12.8 million to finally cross $300 million domestically.
However, it was a bit of a struggle for any new films to get a hold. For instance, romantic drama The Light Between Oceans, starring Michael Fassbender and Oscar winner Alicia Vikander, disappointed with a No. 8 debut of around $4.6 million. Still, this is considerably better than the weekend’s other new release, the supernatural thriller Morgan, from producer Ridley Scott and his son, director Luke Scott. The movie, which stars Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Toby Jones, Rose Leslie, Boyd Holbrook, Michelle Yeoh, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Paul Giamatti, outright bombed despite an intriguing premise centered on a company working to create the perfect artificial human. However, considering the relative lack of wide promotion, it’s not that shocking to find that the film earned just $2.4 million, making this one of the biggest wide-release bombs of the year, and the seventh-worst wide release opening of all-time.
The top 5 was rounded out by family films and R-rated comedies, respectively. After Suicide Squad, Disney continued its stellar year with Pete’s Dragon, which dropped a mere 13% in its fourth weekend, earning $6.47 million. This was just barely enough to eke out a third-place finish over Kubo and the Two Strings, which earned $6.46 million to land in fourth (although those numbers might be adjusted when the final totals are released today). Rounding out the Top 5 was another animated film, albeit one of a more raunchy variety, as Sausage Party earned $5.2 million, which was enough to squeak past the $4.7 million of fellow R-rated comedy, Bad Moms.
But how did the rest of the films perform at the weekend box office? Check out the full Top 10 below:
1. Don’t Breathe ($19.5 million)
2. Suicide Squad ($12.8 million)
3. Pete’s Dragon ($6.47 million)
4. Kubo and the Two Strings ($6.46 million)
5. Sausage Party ($5.2 million)
6. Bad Moms ($4.8 million)
7. War Dogs ($4.7 million)
8. The Light Between Oceans ($4.6 million)
9. Hell or High Water ($4.5 million)
10. Mechanic: Resurrection ($4.3 million)
What, if anything, did you see at the theaters this weekend, and what do you want to see at the movies in the weeks to come? Sound off in the comments!
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