As expected, "Suicide Squad" held on to the top spot in its second weekend of release, earning another $43.8 million to bring its domestic total to $222.9 million.
That's a 67 percent drop from its $133.7 million opening weekend, which set a new record for an August debut. As we noted Saturday, that decline follows the pattern of its Warner Bros. predecessors "Superman" and "Man of Steel."
The David Ayer film also led the international box office again, bringing in $58.7 million from 62 markets. Deadline notes that figure represents a 56 percent drop from its overseas opening, markedly better than "Batman v Superman's" 66 percent decline.
"Suicide Squad's" foreign total is $242.5 million, which brings its global haul to $465.4 million.
The R-rated animated comedy "Sausage Party" barrelled past studio projections to debut with $33.6 million domestically, earning the No. 2 spot.
Disney's "Pete's Dragon" opened soft with $21.5 million, followed at No. 4 by Universal's "Jason Bourne" with $13.6 million (bringing its U.S. total to about $127 million), and STX's "Bad Moms" at No. 5 with $11.5 million ($71 million total).