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Box Office Top 3: 'Don't Breathe' Chokes The Competition In Top Spot

After weeks at the top, "Suicide Squad" was kicked to No. 2 by three kids and a blind man — and rightfully so.

By Jamal Andress | August 28, 2016

Imagine Liam Neeson in "Taken" … but blind. That's kinda what this guy is like. 

Taking the No. 1 spot this week is "Don't Breathe," bringing in an estimated $26 million in its debut weekend. That's the best R-rated original horror flick opening not only for this year, but in the past three years. 

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"The Conjuring" was the last original horror flick to bring in more money in its debut frame. What's more, this film — like "The Conjuring" — has gotten a lot of love from critics. 

"Don't Breathe" carries a solid 87 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, which is spectacular for a horror flick. Not only that, but it managed to push this long-running No. 1 out of the top spot.

After three long weeks at the top of the chart, "Suicide Squad" has slipped to No. 2. The band of misfits brought in an estimated $12 million this weekend — Warner Bros. can throw this weekend's haul on top of the $600 million plus it has brought in so far.

And moving up this week to No. 3 is "Kubo and the Two Strings." 

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The animated action film brought in an estimated $7.9 million in its sophomore weekend, just squeaking past "Sausage Party," "Pete's Dragon" and "Mechanic: Resurrection," the other new film this weekend — where Jason Statham plays this guy, minus the sarcasm.

As for next week, Oscar bait: The Movie. (It's also known as "The Light Between Oceans.")

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