'Sausage Party' Cooks Up $3.3 Million Thursday


According to Box Office Mojo, the two comic-book-based films that had biggest second weekend drop-offs were 2010's "Jonah Hex" and 2003's "Hulk" (both 69.7 percent), although they didn't open almost as huge as both of this year's Warner Bros.

"Sausage Party" is about an assortment of supermarket food items that devise a plan to escape upon learning that their fate is consumption.

"It's exactly the kind of offbeat, original comedy that audiences respond to", Dergarabedian said.

$58.7 million is a 56% decline from last week's debut; however, that's not as steep of a fall as the 66% drop Zack Snyder's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice experienced in its second frame overseas; although, it is a bigger sophomore decline than Guardians Of The Galaxy (40.5%) and Deadpool (36%).

"Pete's Dragon", a live-action re-imagining of the 1977 Disney film, garnered $21.5 million.

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Pete's Dragon's audience breakdown was very similar to BFG's, playing 47% male vs 53% female, though it did skew a little younger as 33% of the audience was 12 and under, a six percent jump compared to BFG. Among holdover territories, the film nabbed $6.7 million in Brazil, $5.5 million in the United Kingdom, $4.4 million in Australia, $4.3 million in Mexico, and $4.3 million in Russian Federation.

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Paramount's Meryl Streep-starrer "Florence Foster Jenkins" also got off to an inauspicious start, taking in $6.6 million from 1,528 locations. The R-rated STX comedy has earned a robust $71.5 million domestically. Both films received generally negative reviews, but opened strong at the box office nonetheless. The film, starring Jeff Bridges and Chris Pine, will be expanding in the coming weeks.

Sony Pictures Entertainment is relishing a big, and quite surprising, weekend at the box office. The Friday numbers showed that perhaps it would be closer than expected. The problem that DC and Warner Bros. have is the stink of failure on their manufactured franchise - again. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.