Suicide Squad has added another $13 million to its coffers as of Friday, and while it is projected to win the weekend box office overall, the DC and Warner Bros. film is getting significant competition from some hot dogs and buns.
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's Rated-R animated film Sausage Party is beating expectations in its opening weekend and actually beat out Suicide Squad on Friday with $13.5 million in box office receipts (via Variety). The film is expected to top out at around $34 million, which would be the largest August opening for an animated movie. Sausage Party has benefited from solid buzz on social media and is certified fresh on rotten tomatoes with a current 82% fresh rating.
Despite coming in second on Friday, Suicide Squad is still expected to hit around $46 million for the weekend, giving it the nod as top grossing for the weekend. If those numbers are accurate, that would mean Suicide Squad would suffer from a 66% dropoff, which is better than Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice's 69% decline, but unfortunately, Suicide Squad is in a direct tie with BVS in the Rotten Tomato rankings. Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are both listed at 27% rating.
Two other films released this weekend, including Disney's Pete's Dragon and Paramount's Florence Foster Jenkins. Pete's Dragon is receiving positive reviews but is only expected to bring in around $22 million for the weekend. Florence Foster Jenkins is currently playing in 1,528 theatres and is expected to hit the $6 million dollar mark.
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