Don’t Breathe Draws in a $26.1M Win

Score another one for low-budget horror flicks in a brutal summer for Hollywood
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2016 11:57 AM CDT
Don’t Breathe Draws in a $26.1M Win
"Don't Breathe" scored a win at the box office -- more than twice what it cost to make.   (Sony Pictures Entertainment)

Don't Breathe proved that there's plenty of life left in low-budget horror films, bringing home $26.1 million in its opening weekend, reports Variety. That's particularly notable since the film cost less than $10 million to make. “These are the films of bean counters’ dreams,” says a ComScore analyst. “They are profit machines and even when they’re poorly reviewed, people line up for them.” The Sony darling knocked Suicide Squad out of the top spot after a three-week reign, and it finished at No. 2 with $12.1 million. Rounding out the top five were Kubo and the Two Strings ($7.8 million); Sausage Party (7.7 million); and Pete's Dragon ($7.3 million). Also of note: Ben-Hur continued its flop, dropping to $4.5 million; and Americans shelled out $3.1 million to see Southside With You, a movie about Barack and Michelle Obama's first date. (More box office stories.)

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