Suicide Squad triumphs over Kubo and the Two Strings and Ben-Hur

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This past weekend hasn’t been great news for the newly-released films. Kubo and the Two Strings, a movie we highly praised, opened with just $12.6 million domestically. Ben-Hur, a new take on the historical drama, opened with a measly $11.2 million. War Dogs starring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller did $14.7 million.

The winner for the weekend is Suicide Squad with $20.9 million. It became the #1 movie for the third weekend in a row, giving it a total of $262.4 million.

The numbers for Kubo and the Two Strings is a bit disappointing. It was the best-reviewed movie for Laika, the stop-motion animation studio. Even with all the critical acclaim, it had the lowest opening weekend for a Laika movie. The second lowest is Paranorman with $14.1 million when it opened in 2012.

To make the news even sadder for Laika and stop-motion animation fans, each of its films has been performing worse and worse. Coraline grossed a total of $75.3 million domestically, with Paranorman doing $56 million and The Boxtrolls doing $50.8 million.

Let’s see of word of mouth and the rave reviews will help push Kubo and the Two Strings to reach at least $50 million at the box office.

Source: Box Office Mojo

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