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Horror-thriller 'Don't Breathe' set to trump 'Suicide Squad' at the U.S. box office

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 01:14

Horror-thriller 'Don't Breathe' is set to trump 'Suicide Squad' at the U.S. box office this weekend. Simon Thompson reports.

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"Don't Breathe", an R-rated psychological horror-thriller, is expected to topple "Suicide Squad" and take the top spot at the U.S. box office this weekend. According to BoxOfficeMojo.com, the film, made for less than $10 million, is predicted to take between $11 million and $14 million in its first three days. "Don't Breathe" is about a group of friends who plan to rob a blind man's house but events take a terrifying turn. Jason Statham leads the cast in "Mechanic: Resurrection". The sequel to a 2011 reboot is expected to take around $9.8 million this weekend including Thursday night previews. Also opening are boxing drama "Hands of Stone", which stars Robert de Niro and Edgar Ramirez, and the Barack and Michelle Obama love story, "Southside With You". Both are expected to take between $2 to $3 million each. Although it is likely to be pushed off the top spot, "Suicide Squad" is expected to pull in another $9.6 million at the box office this weekend with "Sausage Party" also expecting a strong holdover in it's third week making an extra $7.5 million.

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Horror-thriller 'Don't Breathe' set to trump 'Suicide Squad' at the U.S. box office

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 01:14