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Free Guy takes the top spot at the box office

by Sean P. Aune | August 16, 2021August 16, 2021 8:30 am EDT

Thanks to pre-existing deals, Fox got to test the waters of a film going theatrical only.

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First place this weekend went to Free Guy with $28.4M, coming in far over the projections.

Don’t Breathe 2 opened in second place with $10.6M.

Third place went to Jungle Cruise with $9M. The domestic total now sits $82.14M and a global total of $138.64M.

Respect opened in fourth place with $8.8M.

Rounding out the top five was The Suicide Squad with $7.5M, a drop of 71% from its opening weekend. The Domestic total now sits at $42.63M, and a global total of $117.83M.

With the overperformance of Free Guy, and the near-total collapse of The Suicide Squad, it’s clear that the box office is still trying to figure out where exactly it resides as the pandemic continues.

The next wide releases are The Protégé, PAW Patrol: The Movie, The Night House, and Reminiscence.


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Sean P. Aune

Sean Aune has been a pop culture aficionado since before there was even a term for pop culture. From the time his father brought home Amazing