HOLLYWOOD—It was a slow weekend at the box-office as the end of summer neared and the beginning of school kicked into full gear. “Don’t Breathe” managed to maintain its grip on the box-office nabbing the top spot for the second consecutive weekend with $19.6 million. In just over 2 weeks, the psychological thriller has earned over $55 million. Not bad for a film that only cost $10 million to make. Could we see a sequel in the near future? I definitely think so.
Landing in second place was “Suicide Squad” with $12.8 million helping the flick cross the $300 million mark at the domestic box-office. The movie has surprised a lot more critics and audiences than expected. Nabbing third place was the animated flick “Pete’s Dragon” with $8.58 million. Fourth place went to “Kubo and the Two Strings” with $8.53 million, and a domestic box-office total of $36.5 million.
Rounding out the top five was the Seth Rogen flick “Sausage Party” with $6.5 million and just under $11 million from crossing the $100 million mark at the domestic box-office. This weekend’s new releases “Morgan” and “The Light Between Oceans” both bombed horribly with audiences. “Morgan” earned a paltry $2.4 million, while “Oceans” managed a disappointing $4.9 million.
This weekend kicks off Oscar season with the release of Clint Eastwood’s biopic “Sully” starring Tom Hanks. Looks like a Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor contender people.