Box Office: Sausage Party sizzles at the top

    Author DCM

The weekend round-up

Sausage Party steamed in to top the box office by taking £2.7 million, including £368,968 from previews, in its opening weekend and the film has received rave reviews at DCM HQ, justifying the funny animated food fest’s lead.

Brotherhood was another new entry which also stormed to the higher echelons of the table taking second place with just short of £2 million, including £971,455 from previews, knocking Bad Moms down to fourth spot.

The final newcomer in a busy weekend saw Café Society released but the film, which features Jeannie Berlin, Steve Carell and Jesse Eisenberg, could only muster a ninth spot entry taking £494,457.

Elsewhere, in family films had a good week as The BFG climbed one place to sixth adding £703,375 to a total of £28.6 million after seven weeks in contention and Pete’s Dragon was up by 16% on the week before adding £466,286 but only just managing to make up the top 10 in tenth place.

In week five after its release the Suicide Squad are sticking firm in the table in fifth but were down by 38% only managing to add £784.618. The film has crossed well clear of the magic £30 million mark, however, and has a total of £32.4 million.

War Dogs and Jason Bourne appear in seventh and eighth respectively. War Dogs is only in its second week and fell from second spot adding only £703,362 for a total of £2.5 million whereas Bourne has had a good six-week run and has over £22 million to show for it.

Next Weekend

Ben-Hur is released today, a film that follows a falsely accused nobleman who survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him. Both must come to choose between retribution or forgiveness.

Looking beyond and there’s Hell or High Water, a story about the collision of the old and new West which sees two brothers come together to rob branch after branch of the bank that is foreclosing on their family’s land.

Don’t Breathe sees a trio of reckless thieves break into a house of a wealthy blind man thinking they’ll get away with the perfect heist. But, as you can probably guess, they don’t.

There’s also drama in the form of World War II-based Anthropoid, parental guidance with Captain Fantastic and animated fun in Kubo and the Two Strings.

Across the Pond

Don't Breathe took the number one spot with an estimated $19.5 million bringing its domestic gross-to-date just shy of $55 million. Finishing in second was Suicide Squad with $12.8 million as its domestic cume reached $300.2 million. When it hits the $300 million mark it’ll become the eighth 2016 release to do so.

As expected, the weekend's two new wide releases didn't fare too well. Disney's release of Dreamworks' Light Between Oceans only managed $5.9 million and an eighth place finish while Fox's Morgan could only manage $2.4 million from 2,020 cinemas and a finish outside of the top 15.

Kubo and the Two Strings held strong in third adding $6.3 million and bringing its total up to $34.2 million while Pete’s Dragon jumped to fourth by adding $6.3 million for a new cume of $64.1 million. Sausage Party completes the top five by falling to fifth.