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Don’t Breathe’s Strong Friday Night Box Office Knocks Suicide Squad to 2nd Place

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Don’t Breathe’s Strong Friday Night Box Office Knocks Suicide Squad to 2nd Place

Sony Screen Gems’ horror flick “Don’t Breathe” had a surprisingly strong showing at the Friday Night box office this weekend, raking in roughly $10 million from North American screens alone. The film is currently tracking to be Screen Gems’ biggest August opening ever.

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According to Deadline, the film pushed the former box office champ “Suicide Squad” to second place after a strong four-week run. The DC Comics-based villain-centric film earned an estimated $3.26 million from North American screens on Friday. The site notes that no other film in 2016 has held the top spot at the box office for four weeks in a row — so, the folks behind “Suicide Squad” shouldn’t be that disappointed.

Rounding out the top five, the Jason Statham-led “Mechanic: Resurrection” eanred $2.62 million from Friday night showings, followed by “Sausage Party” with $2.26 million in fourth place, and “War Dogs” in fifth with $2 million.

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Written and directed by David Ayer and starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne and many others, “Suicide Squad” is currently in theaters.

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