Buzzing: Suicide Squad tops box office again

Super-villain movie Suicide Squad led the box-office for a second weekend, taking in an estimated US$43.8 million (S$58.8 million) in North America.
Super-villain movie Suicide Squad led the box-office for a second weekend, taking in an estimated US$43.8 million (S$58.8 million) in North America.PHOTO: WARNER BROS

Suicide Squad tops box office again

The super-villain adventure Suicide Squad led the box- office pack for a second weekend, taking in an estimated US$43.8 million (S$58.8 million) in North America, for a new global total of US$465.4 million.

But it also nose-dived, dropping 67 per cent weekend to weekend, as its Rotten Tomatoes grade from critics caught up to it.

The fanboy audience turned towards the R-rated, animated comedy Sausage Party. Backed by a crackerjack marketing campaign, Sausage Party collected about US$33.6 million.

Sausage Party, with character voices provided by Seth Rogen and Kristen Wiig, was also relatively cheap to make. Sony and Annapurna Pictures split the US$19 million in production expenses.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 16, 2016, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe