This Weekend At The Movies: Suicide Squad Smashes The Competition, and Nine Lives Takes A Bad Hit

This weekend at the movies, the highly anticipated summer flick “Suicide Squad” finally hit theatres for its premiere weekend, and it rose straight to the top.

“Suicide Squad,” starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and Viola Davis, earned a whopping $135.1 million in its first weekend.

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Photo Source: Warner Bros. 

A secret government agency recruits a group of imprisoned supervillains to execute a dangerous mission in exchange for mercy, leading to wild chaos.

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Margot Robbie plays Harley Quinn, the Joker’s equally crazy girlfriend. Photo Source: Warner Bros. 

The film has been the talk of the summer, but critics are warning audiences it may not live up to the hype.

The Guardian said it had “too many crooks” that “spoil the plot,” while Screen Rant believes the film had “plot holes,” and an “uneven execution of action, character and comedy.”

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Jared Leto takes on the role of The Joker in “Suicide Squad.” Photo Source: Warner Bros. 

So the choice is yours, the film certainly has the stars to make audiences gravitate towards it, but the reviews aren’t giving it the mark it needs to stay in the top five.

We’ll have to wait and see how this film does throughout the upcoming weeks.

In second place this week, “Jason Bourne” falls one spot.

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Matt Damon is back for the fifth installment for the Bourne series. Photo Source: Universal. 

The Universal film earned $22.7 million in North America over the weekend, its second in release.

The movie has been a success so far, overall making $103.4 million in two weeks.

This fifth installment to the Bourne series brings back Matt Damon and Julia Stiles, and also stars some new faces including Tommy Lee Jones.

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Julia Stiles has been playing her character, Nicky Parsons, for the Bourne series, since she was 19-year-old. Photo Source: Universal. 

Jason Bourne (played by Matt Damon) is drawn out of hiding to uncover explosive truths about his secretive past.

“Bad Moms” stays in the same spot from last week, third place.

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Martha Stewart makes a cameo as herself in the comedy “Bad Moms.” Photo Source: STX. 

The raunchy comedy earned $14.2 million this weekend, doing pretty well in North America.

The STX film has been out for two weeks and has grossed over $50 million.

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Photo Source: STX. 

The summer flick stars Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, and Jada Pinkett Smith and follows the life of a modern-day mom.

Three mothers (Kunis, Bell and Hahn) feeling tired and unappreciated for what they do for their kids and husbands, decide to quit their responsibilities and let lose.

The film is funny, heart warming and filled with the realities of being a mother in this era.

Also staying in the same spot from last week, “The Secret Life of Pets” stalls at fourth place this weekend.

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“The Secret Life of Pets” stars the voices of Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate and more. Photo Source: Universal. 

The Universal film earned another $11.56 million, staying strong in the top ten for five weeks.

The animated film asks the question, ever wonder what your pet does all day when you’re gone?

It’s funny and fun for the whole family.

Plus, it was announced last week that the film is getting a sequel entitled, “The Secret Life of Pets 2,” which is to be released in 2018.

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Kevin Hart voices a cute, fluffy but sassy bunny named Snowball. Photo Source: YouTube/ Universal. 

Rounding out the top five, “Star Trek Beyond” falls three spots this weekend.

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Photo Source: Paramount. 

The sci-fi film earned another $10.2 million this weekend.

The Paramount film has done exceptionally well in North America, earning $127.9 million in three weeks.

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Photo Source: Paramount. 

“Star Trek Beyond” stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg and John Cho.

Premiering in sixth place this weekend, “Nine Lives” starring Kevin Spacey claws its way in.

 

 

“Nine Lives” is one of those body switching films, the ones we all pretend to hate but we secretly love watching at home.

The comedy stars Kevin Spacey as a stuffy business man named Tom.

His work life has separated himself from his loving wife, Lara (played by Jennifer Gardner) and his daugher Rebecca (played by Malina Weissman).

Rebecca wants a cat for her upcoming birthday, Tom hates cats.

But he is running out of time and needs to get her what she wants.

When Tom goes to purchase one from cat man, Felix Perkins (played by Christopher Walkin), he finds himself turned into the cat.

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Photo Source: EuropaCorp.

The family comedy earned $6.5 million in its first weekend of release.

Here is what the rest of the list looked like for the weekend,

7. “Lights Out” earned $6.01 million this weekend.

8. “Nerve” earned $4.9 million.

9. “Ghostbusters” remains in the top ten, earning $4.8 million.

10. “Ice Age: Collision Course” earns $4.3 million this weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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