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.