Femme fa­tales top the box of­fice again

The Myanmar Times - - The Pulse -

SUI­CIDE Squad held on for a third-straight week as the top money-maker at North Amer­i­can box of­fices, eas­ily brush­ing off the com­pe­ti­tion, in­dus­try es­ti­mates showed on Au­gust 21. Ben-Hur, mean­while, bombed on its de­but.

Sui­cide Squad hasn’t been a fa­vorite with crit­ics, but movie­go­ers plunked down US$20.7 mil­lion over the week­end to see Will Smith, Jared Leto and Mar­got Rob­bie play a band of crim­i­nals hired to carry out se­cret mis­sions.

Since it opened three weeks ago, the movie has earned $262.3 mil­lion.

Trail­ing at num­ber two for a sec­ond week was Sausage Party, the raunchy an­i­mated com­edy with Seth Ro­gan as the lead­ing voice. It made $15.3 mil­lion, down from last week’s $34.3 mil­lion take.

War Dogs, a new re­lease with Jonah Hill and Miles Teller, opened in third place with $14.3 mil­lion in ticket sales its first week­end out.

A com­edy-drama about two arms deal­ers in over their heads sup­ply­ing weapons to US forces in Iraq, its blend of light en­ter­tain­ment and se­ri­ous sub­ject mat­ter got mixed re­views.

Kubo and the Two Strings landed in fourth place on its first week­end out, pulling in $12.6 mil­lion.

Praised as vis­ually stun­ning, the 3-D stop-mo­tion ad­ven­ture fan­tasy set in an­cient Ja­pan is about a oneeyed boy on a quest who must bat­tle the gods with a magical in­stru­ment.

The re­make of Ben-Hur, mean­while, went down in flames its de­but week­end in North Amer­i­can the­aters, earn­ing only $11.4 mil­lion and com­ing in fifth place.

The $100 mil­lion epic with Jack Hus­ton as the char­iot rac­ing Jewish no­ble­man Ju­dah Ben-Hur “de­railed spec­tac­u­larly” be­cause it was ap­par­ently un­able to get be­yond its core Chris­tian au­di­ence, Va­ri­ety said.

Round­ing out the top ten films of the week­end are: Pete’s Dragon ($11.3 mil­lion) Bad Moms ($8.1 mil­lion) Jason Bourne ($8 mil­lion) The Se­cret Life of Pets ($5.8 mil­lion)

Florence Fos­ter Jenk­ins mil­lion) – AFP ($4.3

Photo: AFP

Will Smith and his ban­dits can’t be stopped in the­atres.

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