The age of the successful low-Budget horror films doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon.
Number one this week went to Sony’s Don’t Breathe. The film cost just $9.9M to make, and took in a very healthy $26.1M. It will probably take the usual second weekend dive, but will that even matter?
Suicide Squad landed in second place with $12.11M for a new domestic total of $282.88M. Globally it stands at $595.88M off of its $175M.
Third place went to Kubo and the Two Strings with $7.9M for a new domestic total of $24.92M off of a $60M budget.
Sausage Party took in another $7.66M and now sits at $80M off of its $19M budget.
Rounding out the top five was Mechanic: Resurrection which took in $7.5M.
Outside of the top five, Ben-Hur is turning into a massive flop. The film took a 60 percent stumble in its second weekend to bring in only $4.5M. It now sits at $19.55M off of its $100M budget. With marketing factored in some analysts are saying Paramount is going to lose $100M on the film.
This week is a quiet one for releases with only Morgan opening in 2,000 or more theaters.
Curious how I think these films will do? Check out my The Movies of 2016 – 3nd Quarter report.