This Week At the Movies: Suicide Squad Gets Kicked to the Curb By Scary Newcomer, Sausage Party Thrives On and Jason Statham Back To His Action Roots

Happy Monday, my friends!

I hope your weekend was filled with lots of relaxing or fun activities and you are ready to tackle this last week of summer (I know it’s sad!).

Maybe you got your summer movie-fix this weekend, and I am here to tell you who made the top ten and who didn’t!

In the No.1 spot this weekend, a scary newcomer “Don’t Breathe,” breaks the “Suicide Squad” streak.

The Sony film earned $26.12 million in its premiere weekend in North America.

The film follows a group of friends who break into a wealthy blind man’s home thinking he is an easy target.

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Jane Levy, Daniel Minnette, and Daniel Zovatto in “Don’t Breathe.” Photo Source: Sony. 

But they end up being very wrong when the man turns out to be a serial killer with heightened senses due to his blindness.

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Stephen Lang plays the blind serial killer in this horrifying new summer flick. Photo Source: Sony. 

The reviews are in and are extremely positive.

Screen Rant calls it an “inventive” and “terrifying movie experience,” while the Guardian says the “editing and sound design lend to a slow roll of dread that makes it a triumph.”

The horror film stars Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, and Daniel Zovatto.

“Suicide Squad” gets kicked to the second spot this weekend after a three-week long streak at No.1.

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The anti-super hero film earned $12.11 million this weekend, marking one month in the box office.

The Warner Bros. summer blockbuster has earned $282.88 million in North America.

The film stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, and Viola Davis.

Sliding up one spot this weekend, “Kubo and the Two Strings,” lands in the third spot.

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This animated family film has been getting rave reviews, Variety even called it one of the best films in 2016, “animated or not.”

The Focus film earned just under $8 million this weekend.

“Kubo and the Two Strings” stars the voices of Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, George Takei, Ralph Feinnes and Art Parkinson.

“Sausage Party” is in the fourth spot this weekend, falling two spots.

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 Photo Source: Sony.

The adult animated comedy earned $7.67 million in North America, adding to the huge success of the film.

The Sony film has earned $80.01 million in North America since premiering.

Seth Rogen, James Franco, Michael Cera, Paul Rudd, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, Kristen Wig, Salma Hayek, and Jonah Hill are just some of the funny voices starring in this film.

Rounding out the top five this weekend is a action-thriller newcomer “Mechanical Ressurection.”

The Lionsgate film premiered in North America this weekend, earning $7.5 million.

The film follows the most dangerous hitman in the world, Arthur Bishop (played by Jason Statham), who recently puts his past behind him until he finds out a former enemy has kidnapped his love Gina,(played by Jessica Alba).

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Photo Source: Lionsgate. 

He must travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations in order to save her.

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Photo Source: Lionsgate. 

The action flick stars Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, and Tommy Lee Jones.

The reviews are mixed, with Screen Rant saying if you love Stratham, “you should have fun,” but other than that critics are calling it a “B movie with little substance.”

Here is how the rest of your top ten looked like this week,

6. “Pete’s Dragon” lands in the sixth spot this weekend, earning $7.28 million.

7. “War Dogs” earned $7.26 million.

8. “Bad Moms” holds on in the top ten, earning $5.76 million.

9. “Jason Bourne” earned $5.23 million.

10. “Ben-Hur” holds the tenth spot this weekend, earning $4.53 million.

 

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