"Suicide Squad" promotional poster. Photo via Wikimedia
“Suicide Squad” promotional poster. Photo via Wikimedia

“Suicide Squad” and “Sausage Party” continued to reign at the nation’s box offices this weekend, as three newcomers debuted in the top five as well.

The studios estimated that “Suicide Squad” would again be the top draw, with $20.7 million in receipts this weekend, and a three-week haul of $262.3 million in the United states and Canada.

The R-rated “Sausage Party” was predicted to take in $15.3 million this weekend, and over the last 10 days to have amassed $65.3 million in ticket sales, according to industry projections gathered by comScore.

Three movies premiered next: “War Dogs” with $14.3 million, “Kubo And the Two Strings” at $12.6 million,” and the religious remake of “Ben-Hur” at $11.4 million.

Rounding out the top 10 movies this week, as estimated by studio accountants projecting ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada, were “Pete’s Dragon” ($11.3 million), “Bad Moms” ($8 million), “Jason Bourne” ($8 million), “The Secret Life of Pets” ($5.8 million) and “Florence Foster Jenkins” ($4.3 million).

–City News Service

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